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Inadequate Training Of Medi-Car Staff Exposes Seniors To Unnecessary Risk During Non-Emergency Transportation

iStock_000002724009XSmall3For many seniors living in nursing homes and independently in their own homes, getting to doctors appointments or social engagements can be difficult– if not impossible– without the assistance provided by non-emergency transportation providers.

Medical transport, or Medi-car programs as they are frequently referred to, provide an essential role the physical and emotional well-being of senior and the disabled.  Most Medi-car companies have specially equipped vans to accommodate people in wheelchairs and with other special needs.

The specialized equipment is worthless without properly trained staff.  As lawyers whom have represented many people who received injuries during non-emergency transport, we usually see staff errors as the major culprit for patient injury.

The failure of many Medi-car transport companies to train their staff may result in:

  • Dropped patients
  • Patients injured due to negligent driving
  • Wheelchair lift injuries
  • Patient injury due to the staff’s failure to properly secure them in vehicle
  • Patients struck by the medi-car / medi-van
  • Physical abuse of patients
  • Patient injury due to under-staffing or fatigue

Our experience representing the elderly and disabled,has resulted in the successful resolution of many cases involving an injury during Medi-car transport.  If you or loved one was injured during non-emergency medical transportation, we welcome you to speak to our lawyers for a free consultation. (888) 424-5757

 

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Here is a list of the Medi-car companies operating within Illinois, along with their respective city and telephone number. This list appears at Medicarsafety.com.

Illinois Transportation Providers

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AA Medicar & Wheelchair Transport, So. Holland 773/263-3390

A & A Trustportation, Dolton 708/699-7669

A-Plus Medicar Services, Mount Prospect 773/701-1511

A G Medicar 847/480-2331

A Regency Transportation 773/445-7124

A, T & J Transportation 708/710-7531

Abinel Ent Inc. , Park Forest 708/743-3321

Accute Transportation, E. St Louis 618/857-8004

Access Transportation, Bellwood 708/544-8366

Ace Transit, Hillside 888/502-2348

Advance Medicar 773/774-8875

Advanced Medivan Svc. Effingham, 217/342-3120

Advantage Medical Services, Oakbrook 773/842-4943

Aide First Transportation, Matteson 312/636-3385

AKB Transportation Inc. Rockford, 815/874-0923

Akollars Inc. 708/333-6082

Al’s Medical Transportation 312/733-7610

All American Transportation, Fairview Heights 618/257-9666

All Around Transportation, Homewood 773/386-5355

All Care Express, South Holland 708/713-1344

Amazing Grace Medical Services, Homewood 773/562-0861

Area Medi-van Inc., Livingston 217/556-5779

ATS – Rockford 815/963-6881

B

Best Med Car, Granite City 618/667-0202

Better Care Transportation Service, Country Club Hills 866/536-6066

Black Car Livery Transportation Inc., Flossmoor 708/212-2817

Blessed Hope Transportation, Bourbonnais 815/304-5124

Brewers Transportation 708/210-0984

Bryant’s Transportation Services LLC 773/640-1643

Bud’s Ambulance, Dolton 708/849-0945

C

C & G Transportation 773/443-5930

&K Transportation, Chicago Heights 708/769-7767

C. A. Medical 773/651-9878

Caregiver Transportation 773/802-5899

Catch A Ride 773/418-8101

Chicagoland C. And T., Calumet City 708/862-7900

City & Suburban Transport, Calumet City 773/425-8243

City Wide Transportation 708/239-6444

CJE Senior Life, Evanston 847/556-8450

Community Solutions, Steger 708/420-5235

Covenant Transportation Inc., Monee 708/534-0682

Crosstown Transportation 773/752-2700

Crown Medicare Transport – Broadview, 708/338-3305

CVHul Transport, Joliet 815/670-9965

D

D A Medi Services Inc. Skokie 847/293-1882

D and R Transportation 708/724-7179

Destiny Transportation 708/753-0455

Door To Door Transportation 773/268-1200

E

ER Ambulance 773/723-1575

EB & OD Transportation, Harvey 312/209-8162

EMJ Transportation Service Inc. 708/868-4225

Emma Transportation 773/6268478

Empi Care 773/468-0765

Exceptionalities 773/233-9900

EZ Transport Services 630/241-0140

F

Family Alliance, Woodstock 815/333-8649

Family First Transportation Corp. 708/362-0642

Family Transportation , South Holland 708/333-3937

First Choice Healthcare Services 773/507-6271

Flaming Fire, South Holland 708/227-7791

Forest Medicar, Lynwood 708/421-3708

G

Get You There, Richton Park 708/969-1072

Great Minute Transportation 773/416-4836

H

H & H Transportation 773/841-9799

H & L Passenger Services 773/285-1090

Hallmark Nursing Center , Pekin

Harre Hamilton County Ambulance Inc., Mcleansboro 618/956-4164

Healthcare Plus Transportation 773/283-0090

Heavenly Angels 773/918-1886

Highlighters Transportation Co. 773/285-1444

Hills Transportation Services, Inc. 773/858-5138

Home Delivery 773/298-1997

Hope Medivan Inc. 708/430-3922

I

IBT Transportation, Villa Park 708/935-7484

IDK Transportation, Hazel Crest 708/954-0442

I’ll take U There 773/473-4454

J

J.D. Transportation Service, Chgo. Heights 708/743-9395

JM Medical Transport 708/431-5621

Joiner Transportation 773/221-9425

K

K & J Transportation Inc. 773/675-6911

Kenyatta’s Transportation 773/221-3777

Kurtz Transport Svc. 815/485-3200

L

Ledbetter Enterprise Inc., Woodridge 708/646-5643

LER Medical Express, Buffalo Grove 847/279-0870

LRJ Transportation, Calumet City 708/699-4160

Luxury Taxi & Limo, Yorkville 630/853-1163

M

Marks Sunset Manor 618/392-0846

MB Bisses Inc.773/866-6549

MCS Medical Transportation 847/325-5411

Medi Ride Inc. 630/236-8699

Merkava Transportation 773/369-6796

Metro Medical Svc. Loves Park 815/877-7277

Micromed Transportation 773/779-4307

Mid-West Medicar LLC, Plainfield 815/953-2690

Midwest Med-Trans, Bolingbrook 630/783-9697

N

NK Medical Supply & Transportaion 708/713-2700

O

Oakwood Transportation, Matteson 708/748-5084

Odyssey Medical Transportation 773/230-3112

Olshala Co. Matteson 708/248-2919

On the Spot Transportation Inc. Calumet City, 708/868-8760

P

P&S Transportation Inc. 630/267-2902

Phase 2 Inc., South Holland 708/359-1482

Pick Up & Go Transport 773/759-0781

Pickup & Dropoff Transportation Co. 773/379-4025

Pride Transportation – Kankakee, 815/295-1149

Primecare Medicar Services Inc. 773/465-3534

Pro Ambulance Service, Champaign 217-327-2911

Progressive Medical, Oak forest 708/687-8351

Q

Quick Response Transportation 708/720-1211

R

R. Johnson Transport 773/619-6090

Rapid Assurance 773/385-8883

Ray Transport Inc. 773/283-7577

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