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Plaintiff should have hired a NEMT attorney!

By Aaron Marks |

The family of man who died after his wheelchair tipped over, causing him to strike his head, has lost its appeal in a wrongful death lawsuit against a Biloxi nursing home. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Harrison County circuit judge’s ruling to dismiss the case of Sanders Hopkins Sr.’s heirs… Read More »

After medical transport company drops oxygen tank on Affton woman’s new knee, she gets $2 million

By Aaron Marks |

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Sharon Honerkamp was returning to her Affton-area home just days after knee replacement surgery when that new knee took a hit. Employees of the medical transportation company that was bringing her home dropped a 20-pound oxygen bottle on the knee, fracturing the new prosthetic and bone, her lawyer, Mark Cantor,… Read More »

5 Year Old Child Dies Due to Transportation Negligence

By Aaron Marks |

A tragic, and completely preventable, accident happened in West Memphis, Arkansas, this Monday when 5-year-old Christopher Gardner, Jr died after being left in a van belonging to Ascent Children’s Health Services. Four Ascent employees have been charged with manslaughter in connection to the child’s death, but the transportation broker, Southeastrans, continues to be responsible for getting children to Medicaid-funded… Read More »

Patient Dies in Medical Van Crash

By Aaron Marks |

A medical transport van taking a patient to dialysis crashed today, killing the patient being transported. The van collided with a SUV that was making an illegal U-turn at the time. Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is state, and not federally, regulated, and it is unclear from the known facts if the NEMT company was in… Read More »

Sleeping Non-Emergency Medical Transport Driver Causes Emory Bus Crash

By Aaron Marks |

 Several people were injured, one critically, after a Non-Emergency Medical Transport driver fell asleep at the wheel, went through a red light, and hit an Emory University bus, causing it to crash into a building at Candler Rd. and Glenwood Road Tuesday morning. DeKalb County police say the Non-Emergency Medical Transport driver admitted to falling asleep at the… Read More »

NEMT Owner Accused of Sexual Assault

By Aaron Marks |

Central Florida Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) company owner, Shannon Heathcock, is accused of sexualy assaulting his own employee. Christina Inness, a former employee of NEMT company DASH, claims Heathcock forced himself on her after a long night of drinking at a local bar. Inness says Heathcock took advantage of her while she was passed out from alcohol Heathcock provided. This accusation… Read More »

Non-Emergency Medical Transport Radio Interview

By Aaron Marks |

Recently I had the pleasure of discussing Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) with fellow attorneys Stephen D. Apolinsky, Sarah R. Watchko, Jeffrey S. Warncke, and Nathan E. Woody. Stephen D. Apolinsky deals with NEMT in the context of nursing home abuse. When Mr. Aplolinsky investigates whether nursing home abuse has occurred he examines who the patients caretakers are, up to… Read More »

Convicted Murderer Drives Colorado NEMT Patients

By Aaron Marks |

Ronald Vashone-Caruso, a convicted murderer out on supervised release, transported Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) patients until an allegedly harassed patient complained to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Mr. Vashone-Caruso was not terminated for his behavior or criminal history, but rather his insurance had lapsed, making him ineligible under Colorado law. NEMT is the transportation of elderly, sick or disabled… Read More »

New Jersey Patients Stranded by Logisticare

By Aaron Marks |

New Jersey residents are increasingly stranded due to Logisticare’s erratic pickup and drop-off scheduling. Residents in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, have been left “for hours at their doctor’s offices, or never picked up at all.” The problem is so bad New Jersey invited public comments on requirements for the next medical transportation contract, a step not… Read More »

Patient Dies in North Georgia NEMT Accident

By Aaron Marks |

A patient died when her Coweta ambulance, heading westbound on East Highway 34 near Chatsworth Place, in Coweta, Georgia, apparently traveled onto the north shoulder of the road and hit a ditch with its front, became airborne, rotated clockwise and struck a power pole with its left side, eventually overturning. It is unclear whether the patient, who had been admitted… Read More »

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