Confronting Compensation Deficiencies In Health Care
Whether you work at Mission Hospital as a nurse or another facility in the Asheville area as a certified nursing assistant, you get exposed to many injury risks daily. Some of the more common injury risks are:
- Lifting patients
- Workplace violence
- Repetitive stress on the musculoskeletal system
- Slips and falls
- Needle sticks
While workers’ compensation coverage is mandatory for employers in the state of North Carolina, it is known that many hospital, home health care and other caregivers with work-related injuries get denied the full coverage they deserve. Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., works diligently to change that.
We Fight For You
Our law firm knows that the injury of a family’s breadwinner and the resulting lost wages can put a family’s finances in disarray, just as it devastates the ability to work and fully participate in daily life. If you are in this situation, we can zealously fight for your full rights to care and compensation.
Roadblocks To Safety
Injury rates in the health care industry continue to be high because safety measures often take a back seat to other budget items. For example, it is a considerable investment in equipment and training to implement a safe lifting program, an outlay of funds that a hospital is often unwilling to make in the face of other financial demands. Regrettably, many hospitals face huge expenditures to prevent infections in patients, to keep informational technology up to date, and to purchase expensive surgical devices.
Cawthorn v. Mission Hospital – 211 N.C. App. 42 — N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed an award of benefits in excess of $100,000 for a 20-year nurse plus sanctions of $30,000 against the hospital. The court held Mission had unreasonably denied and defended the claim, and it unreasonably refused to accept the opinion of its own medical staff. Ganly & Ramer subsequently achieved a settlement and the case was the subject of a National Public Radio story in 2015 by Daniel Zwerdling regarding hospital workers’ compensation abuses.
Call Today To Find Out How Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C. Can Help
Our firm has extensive experience fighting for the rights of nurses and other medical professionals in the Asheville area. We can leverage that skill for you as we pursue the benefits you are due. Call us today at +1-828-348-6957 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.