This case involves an elderly male patient who was transported by ambulance after experiencing difficulty breathing during a local community center event. While being transported from the community center into the ambulance, the EMS personnel dropped the patient on his side. The impact of the fall caused the patient to break his hip. Subsequent complications prevented him from undergoing therapy to ambulate. The patient was bedridden for 6 weeks following the incident, during which time he developed pneumonia. The patient eventually succumbed to his pneumonia. It was alleged that the patient would never have required a prolonged hospital stay had he not been dropped by the EMS personnel. An EMS expert was sought to opine on the standard of care while transferring a patient.