Redpoint medically evacuates client from Jordan after broken ankle

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A slip and fall on the stairs

A Redpoint client was touring Amman, Jordan, with her husband when she fell down a set of stairs and her leg was in severe pain. Suspecting serious injury, her tour guide arranged for her to be taken to a local hospital and then contacted Redpoint, who were in immediate communication with local doctors.

X-rays at the Jordanian hospital revealed that the client had sustained a fractured ankle and would require surgery. She elected to have that procedure done at home in Texas.

After physicians had set a temporary cast, provided her with pain medications and cleared her for air travel, Redpoint flew the couple home in lay-flat class seats where she could comfortably recline and elevate her leg. Redpoint arranged for wheelchair transport for their departing flight, connections and arrival. A driver picked them up at Dallas Fort Worth airport and brought them home, where she is awaiting surgery.

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