Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Blog

  • Medical Culture May Encourage Doctors to Not Admit Their Mistakes

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 13-Apr-2017

    Although medical science has allowed us to live longer and healthier lives, it is not without risks. Nearly all types of medical procedures and treatments pose risks to patients. While some risks are unavoidable, many can be effectively managed in order to ensure positive outcomes. Unfortunately, when medical professionals commit errors, deviate from the recognized standard of care, or otherwise ...
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  • HR Bill 1215 Jeopardizes Justice in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 12-Apr-2017

    Juries typically recognize that nursing home abuse causes severe consequences and permanent emotional scarring, and occurs due to preventable mistakes or intentional harm. As a result, some cases close with a seven-figure award amount that the harmed elder and their family absolutely deserves. A recently proposed bill could counteract progress, though, by seriously limiting how much a plaintiff ...
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  • Filing a Lawsuit for Misdiagnosis: The Basics

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 6-Apr-2017

    Medical professionals have a legal duty to treat patients in accordance to a recognized “standard of care.” When they deviate from this standard, such as when they fail to properly diagnose a condition that should have reasonably been identified, they can be held accountable for their negligence and liable for harm and damages patients suffer as a result. At Shrager, Spivey & ...
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  • Brain Injuries: What You Need To Know About Concussions

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 15-Mar-2017

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and our legal team at Shrager, Spivey & Sachs wanted to provide some helpful information that can aid victims and families following unexpected brain injuries. Having served Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania since 1978, our personal injury attorneys have worked with many victims who suffered brain injuries in all types of accidents, ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After an Accident?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 8-Mar-2017

    If you or a loved one has recently been involved in an accident, such as a truck accident or car accident, it is important that you seek a medical evaluation as soon as you can. Whether you were treated at an emergency room or not, it is always recommended that you get a full evaluation from a medical professional, or a follow up evaluation. Visiting a doctor is important to your health, as there ...
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  • Settlement vs. Lawsuit: Which One is Right for Your Case?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 24-Feb-2017

    If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that could and should have been preventable if not for the negligence of another, you have the right to pursue a recovery of your damages by filing a personal injury claim. Personal injury cases enable you to hold the party who caused your accident and injuries liable for any damages that resulted from the incident, which commonly includes ...
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  • Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: An Unchecked Epidemic

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 22-Feb-2017

    Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including the familiar types of wrongdoing such as physical and emotional abuse, neglecting basic needs, and financial exploitation. While families may be generally aware of these issues when choosing an assisted care facility for their elderly loved one, few give a second thought to another more sinister and inexcusable type of abuse: sexual ...
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  • The Cost of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 20-Feb-2017

    The Cost of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury When it comes to serious injuries, few have as devastating a potential to upend lives as those involving the spine and spinal cord. The human spinal cord is the most important structure between the body and the brain, and it is filled with nerves, tissues, and support cells. These structures provide the primary pathway that allows the brain to ...
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  • Truck Accident Liability

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 10-Feb-2017

    Due to constant consumer demands, there are so many commercial trucks on the roads throughout the United States. Truck drivers are under continual pressure to meet their deadlines as fast as they can, which is why truck accidents occur quite frequently. Recovering monetary damages for injuries in commercial truck accidents can be a long and arduous process. While it is often simple to determine ...
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  • Common Preventable Medical Errors

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 3-Feb-2017

    When people go to the hospital for medical treatment or surgery, they expect that the medical professionals responsible for their care will do the best job possible. The last thing on your mind is suffering further injury. According to U.S. News, more than 200,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year, and up to 20 times more likely to suffer from errors that severely injure them. A ...
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  • Attorney Rob Sachs Elected to Board of Directors of The Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 19-Jan-2017

    Shrager, Spivey & Sachs is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Rob Sachs has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia. A prestigious honor that highlights Attorney Sachs’ positive reputation throughout the local and legal communities, selection to the Lawyers’ Club Board of Directors is a distinction reserved for respected attorneys ...
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  • Protect Yourself from Forced Arbitration Clauses

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 9-Dec-2016

    Mobile phones, nursing homes, credit cards, and now bank accounts that you never even agreed to have opened in your name!? Corporate America is using forced arbitration clauses buried on many of the contracts you agree to every day to close the courthouse door in your face. These oppressive “fine print” clauses, which most people never read, are potent tools used to limit your right to ...
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  • Too Many Negligent Philadelphia Drivers Get Away Without Criminal Charges

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 28-Nov-2016

    According to data gathered by the Bicycle Coalition, in 2016, cars have caused 63 fatalities in Philadelphia. Although this is not significantly more than the amount in earlier years, the proportion involving bicyclists and pedestrians is up to 59%, which is much higher than that in previous years. In just November, four pedestrians suffered fatal injuries in car accidents, and a fifth person was ...
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  • Shrager, Spivey & Sachs Receives 2017 Best Law Firm Award

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 1-Nov-2016

    Our team of Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Shrager, Spivey & Sachs is pleased to announce that our firm has received the 2017 Best Law Firm Award from Best Lawyers ®. Because this award is only presented to a small number of firms every year, such an achievement displays a firm’s ability to handle complicated cases and provide excellent, top-tier representation on behalf ...
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  • Robert Sachs Writes Article Titled, "Plaintiff's Challenges to Pre-Suit, Binding Arbitrations in Nursing Homes"

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 5-Oct-2016

    We are pleased to announce that Attorney Rob Sachs of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs has written an article titled, “Plaintiff’s Challenges to Pre-Suit, Binding Arbitrations in Nursing Homes,” which has been published by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. In the article, he addresses two significant days for nursing home residents throughout the state of Pennsylvania, ...
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