Kyle Barnett May 26, 2015, 3:00pm


GRETNA – A woman who was being transported in a wheelchair when she was allegedly thrown out of it and onto the pavement is suing for injuries she allegedly received.

Karen V. Williams filed suit against A-Med Ambulance Services Inc., A-MMED and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 9.

Williams alleges she relies on a wheelchair to be transported given that she has lung problems and must continuously receive oxygen. The plaintiff contends that on April 23, 2014 she was being transported in her wheelchair by an employee of A-Med Ambulance Services Inc. who pushed her over a bump and a hole in a sidewalk causing the wheelchair to tip forward and her to fall onto the pavement. Williams asserts she fell face down and received several injuries to her head, shoulder, back, hip and legs. The plaintiff claims she had to undergo medical treatment as a result of her injuries.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly train employees, failing to exercise due care, failing to meet standard of care and failing to exercise reasonable care.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Williams is represented by Herbert A. Cade of New Orleans-based Herman, Herman & Katz LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.

Case no. 748-536.

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