A Stanford woman is suing a Danville bus operator and nursing home alleging that their employees caused her to break a leg and suffer other injuries when they dropped her in her wheelchair as they tried to load her on a bus.
Brenda Young filed the complaint last week in Boyle Circuit Court. It names Blue Grass Community Action Partnership and Kindred Healthcare as defendants and seeks an unspecified amount of damages.
Kindred operates Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, where Young was living and receiving medical care, and which contracted with the non-profit Blue Grass Community Action Partnership to provide bus service to its residents.
According to the lawsuit, Young was “dropped out of her wheelchair” during transport from the nursing home to her apartment on Latiner Heights on Jan. 19, 2011.
Young “received medical treatment for injuries caused by the fall, including a broken leg,” the lawsuit maintains. “The defendants are vicariously liable for the negligent acts and omissions of their agents, servants and employees,” who “failed to follow the applicable standard of care during their transportation of the plaintiff.”
Young is represented by Lexington attorneys Anwar K. Malik and Kelly P. Spencer.
The defendants have not yet responded to the allegations made in the lawsuit.