If my husband fell while mowing lawn and sufferered severe spinal chord injury, what are our rights?

We contacted the company holding our homeowner’s policy. They said he was not covered. Currently our health insurance was terminated. He is partially paralyzed we only now have 1 small income of $1000 a month. Using all of his IRA to pay bills. He was injured, in therapy and terminated for 6 months. He returned to therapy for only 1 month and then wasn’t notified until 3 weeks later that our insurance was terminated. We now have about $20,000 in medical bills. We have applied for SSI but that will take about 9 months. Do we have any recourse against the lawnmower company or rehabitatation hospital?

Asked on October 3, 2014 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Unless the lawnmower was defective and that is the reason your husband fell, you do not have a claim against the lawnmower company.  If you believe the lawnmower was defective and the reason your husband fell, then contact a product defect attorney.  It does not sound like you have a claim against the hospital.  Have you applied for your state Medicaid program?  


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