Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Blog

  • Damage Caps on Medical Malpractice: Why It's Dangerous

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 1-Sep-2017

    In a continuing trend of naming bills misleadingly, the Protecting Access to Care Act (HR 1215) was passed in the Republican-majority Congress on June 28, 2017. This bill places a cap on the maximum amount a patient can sue for damages in a medical malpractice suit. HR 1215 is currently being considered by the Senate, so it has not yet gone into effect. However, this is a bill Republicans favor. ...
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  • What If My Injuries Don't Appear Until Long After an Accident?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 29-Aug-2017

    If you are involved in a car accident, you may think you are unharmed just because you don’t feel any pain. However, sometimes your injuries may not present themselves until days after the crash. Such injuries include soft tissue damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as concussions and whiplash. If you wait to see a doctor, insurance companies will try to prove that the injuries ...
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  • Republicans Oppose Rule That Would Allow Class Action Lawsuits Against Banks

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 11-Aug-2017

    "There is no moral or economic reason to deny people who have been harmed the right to sue in court. But Republicans keep trying to do so." This quote by our managing partner, Attorney Robert Sachs, Jr., shows our passion for protecting citizens’ rights to sue financial institutions. However, not everyone shares our convictions. The Trump administration is trying to shut down a ...
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  • Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause PTSD?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 11-Aug-2017

    Suffering a serious blow to the head from a car accident, blast, fall, or some other incident can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For some, the memories from sustaining that injury can be extremely jarring, and may also trigger posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A traumatic brain injury is typically very traumatic, and the symptoms may sometimes overlap with those of PTSD, making it ...
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  • The Dangers of Soft Tissue Injuries

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 7-Aug-2017

    Soft tissue injuries may seem mild and less concerning than visible wounds, but they can be equally dangerous if left untreated. These types of injuries are typically the result of a car accident or perhaps a slip and fall incident. Unfortunately, because these injuries are not as apparent as open gashes or broken bones, they are often overlooked and left to worsen gradually. A soft tissue injury ...
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  • Medication Error Leads to Death & 7-Figure Settlement

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

    With more than 80 years of combined experience, Shrager, Spivey & Sachs has guided hundreds of clients to successful outcomes. We take each case seriously and work hard to provide effective solutions to meet clients’ specific needs. Our team is proud to share the story of how we helped our client obtain a settlement for the wrongful death of his father. The Situation Our client’s ...
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  • Tractor-Trailer Driver Rear-Ended in Lancaster County Receives $450,000 Settlement

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 1-Aug-2017

    Since 1978, Shrager, Spivey & Sachs has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury cases. Our compassionate attorneys work hard to provide effective solutions to legal problems. We can represent you in court as you seek a favorable outcome. Here is one story of how we helped a truck driver obtain a settlement after an accident. The Incident Horris Wilson is an over-the-road ...
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  • Common Causes of Wrongful Death During Pregnancy

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

    Physicians owe a duty of care to patients to provide safe, responsible medical treatment. If your loved one died during pregnancy, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys can investigate the situation and provide compassionate representation. There are many causes of wrongful death during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. These could often be prevented with adequate diagnosis and prompt ...
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  • Airport Safety Tips for Summer

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 5-Jul-2017

    When you go to the airport, you’re usually wondering if you forgot anything, if you have your identification, and how long it will take to get through security. The clients we’ve represented who have been injured or sustained losses because of accidents inside an airport never thought that while they were traveling their lives would be changed in this way. It is paramount for every ...
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  • Fourth of July Safety Tips: Staying Safe During the Holidays

    Posted By Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 30-Jun-2017

    Shrager, Spivey & Sachs hopes everyone throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania has a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend. As one of the most popular holidays of the year, we know that many local residents will be heading off for vacation soon, or gearing up for celebrations. Because this time of year historically sees an increase in the number of preventable accidents, injuries, and hospital ...
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  • Safe Driving Tips for the End of Summer

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 26-Jun-2017

    With the end of summer quickly approaching, many of us will be taking to the roads for Labor Day weekend, vacations, or to take college students back to school. As you head out on the highways, you need to be especially alert of the dangers posed by sharing the road with tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. As a Philadelphia lawyer who regularly handles truck and commercial vehicle ...
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  • What is a Mediation?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 23-Jun-2017

    What is a mediation? In our practice, we are often asked by the lawyers on the other side to either mediate or arbitrate our cases. These are often confusing concepts for our clients. Last week in Columbus, Ohio, managing partner, Rob Sachs, Jr., spoke about how to communicate more effectively in mediations during a continuing legal education program entitled "Connectionology". Also ...
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  • The Impact Infections Can Have on a Pregnancy

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

    Infections can be especially dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn child if they are not quickly diagnosed and treated. Pregnancy can make infections more severe, which makes it all the more pressing to start treatment as soon as possible. Even mild infections can cause serious complications. Learn more about the impact infections can have on pregnancy. Why Are Pregnant Women at a Higher ...
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  • Medical Errors on the Rise in VA Hospitals

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

    Hospitals throughout the U.S., including VA facilities, are facing pressure to reduce the number of preventable medical errors that have led to a growing number of patient injuries or deaths. The trouble is that while there is a seven percent increase in medical errors reported at VA hospitals, there has been an eighteen percent dip in investigations as to why they occurred. As malpractice payouts ...
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  • Presidential Administration Endangering the Elderly

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

    Last year, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS) finalized a new rule that bans nursing homes from forcing patients and their families into private arbitration. These mandatory arbitration clauses were hidden in the contract’s fine print, and many families were unaware of the term or misunderstood what private arbitration entailed. This type of arbitration is a practice that ...
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