Patient claims she was injured when her wheelchair crashed and flipped over

By Kari Valence | Oct 15, 2015

A Belleville woman is suing a medical transportation company, alleging negligence caused her unnecessary injuries.

A Belleville woman is suing a medical transportation company after her wheelchair was allegedly allowed to roll onto a sidewalk and flip over.

Roshanda Lee filed a lawsuit on Sept. 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Client First Medical Transportation Inc., alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered while awaiting transport to a dialysis appointment.

According to the complaint, on April 1, while Lee was in the company's care, she was left unattended near a transport van parked at her residence of 1040 Brookshire Court in Belleville. The suit says that while Lee was left outside of the parked vehicle, her wheelchair rolled out onto the sidewalk, crashed and flipped over.

The lawsuit states the plaintiff suffered unnecessary injuries due to the lack of supervision and assistance.

Lee seeks judgment of more than $50,000. She is represented by attorneys Lanny Darr of the Darr Firm in Alton, and Alan Mandel and Michael Sudekum of Mandel & Mandel in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-539

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