Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Blog

  • Texting Drivers Remain a Problem in Pennsylvania, But Few Receive Tickets

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 5-Jun-2018

    Distracted driving has become one of America’s leading causes of preventable car accidents, injuries, and deaths. While this can include any form of risky multi-tasking – from personal grooming and eating or drinking to conversing with passengers or reading maps – it most notably includes text messaging and the use of handheld smart phones. In fact, the National Highway Traffic ...
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  • How Avoiding Apologies After an Auto Accident Can Protect Your Right to Compensation

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 18-May-2018

    Apologies can be a polite way to express concern when you make a mistake or when something accidental happens. While it may be a natural reaction for many people after knocking something over or bumping into another person, even if it wasn’t necessarily their fault, apologizing should be something you avoid after a car accident, as it can create complications in any personal injury case you ...
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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Devices

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 4-May-2018

    Birth injuries can result from a range of negligent actions and conduct during pregnancy, labor, and delivery – including the improper use of forceps and vacuum extractors. While both of these medical devices can assist physicians during difficult deliveries, they must be used in accordance to strict standards. When medical professionals fail to use forceps or vacuum extractors properly, ...
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  • Liability & Commercial Truck Accidents: Who Covers Victims' Damages?

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 23-Apr-2018

    Trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles that transport goods and products use our public roads and highways on a daily basis. Because they’re much larger, heavier, and slower vehicles than passenger cars, pickup trucks, and motorcycles, they also pose innumerable risks to those around them, including the threat of catastrophic injuries or death when vulnerable motorists are ...
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  • Should I Consult a Medical Malpractice Lawyer After a Birth Injury?

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 16-Apr-2018

    Birth injuries are never an easy experience, especially when those injuries result from preventable acts of negligence committed by the medical professionals in whom you placed your trust during such an important time. While families are tasked with rebuilding their lives and finding ways to manage life-altering repercussions, it is also important to understand they have legal rights when birth ...
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  • Failure to Read Fetal Heart Rate & Birth Injuries

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 19-Mar-2018

    Monitoring an unborn baby’s heart rate during labor and delivery can alert nurses and medical staff to potential complications and medical emergencies that must be promptly addressed. Should a baby’s heart rate become too high or too low, for example, it may indicate fetal distress caused by oxygen deprivation and the need for an emergency C-section. In order to ensure a baby is ...
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  • Train & Railway Safety Concerns Continue After String of Fatal Amtrak Crashes

    Posted By Shrager & Sachs || 12-Mar-2018

    In December, an Amtrak train from Portland, Oregon derailed off a bridge outside of Tacoma, Washington, killing 3 victims and injuring over 60 others. In the wake of the tragic crash, initial investigations have showed that the train was traveling nearly 50 miles per hour over the speed limit when the incident happened – a discovery many safety advocates say should never happen with the ...
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  • Attorney Robert L. Sachs, Jr. Joins the Rideshare Law Group

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 7-Mar-2018

    Our attorney, Robert L. Sachs, Jr. recently joined the Rideshare Law Group project. The Rideshare Law Group is made up of personal injury lawyers who have a passion for providing legal assistance to people who have been injured in rideshare accidents and are not sure how to handle the complications that often comes with these types of cases. When rideshare companies are involved in an accident ...
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  • Federal Government Penalizes Two Philadelphia Hospitals for High Injury, Infection Rates

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 15-Feb-2018

    Hospitals are an important piece of our health care industry, and they play an important role in treating patients who often require serious or immediate care. While we can’t expect hospitals to successfully treat every patient all of the time, we can certainly expect them to take reasonable measures in protecting patients from preventable harm – it’s their legal duty. ...
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  • Advocacy Efforts Could Mean More Rights for Medical Malpractice Victims

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 1-Feb-2018

    In recent blogs, we have discussed how corporations, lobbyists, and politicians push for legislative changes that restructure our civil justice system in a manner that benefits themselves – even when it comes at the expense of everyday Americans and victims of negligence. Prime examples of these changes relate to tort reform, which have succeeded in state legislatures across the country ...
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  • Cancer Misdiagnosis: Do I Have a Case?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 22-Jan-2018

    Cancer diagnoses are never welcomed news, but when timely and accurate, they provide the opportunity for patients to seek the treatment they need and better their prognosis. Unfortunately, medical professionals who provide substandard care during diagnostic testing can strip patients of that opportunity, enable the progression of their condition and suffering, and decrease their chances of ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Accept the First Settlement Offer After a Truck Accident

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 18-Jan-2018

    Accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are known for their increased potential for causing severe damage and serious injuries. As a result, many victims harmed in these wrecks face extensive physical and financial setbacks – including economic and non-economic damages caused by medical expenses, lost income, and their pain and suffering, among others. For this reason, it ...
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  • What the Insurance Company Won't Tell You

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 18-Dec-2017

    If you are involved in an accident and suffer property damage or injuries, you will rely on your insurance company (or the other party’s insurance company) to provide financial coverage. However, most of the time, the insurance company doesn’t want to pay a settlement, and will use tactics to avoid paying what you deserve. Our firm has a thorough knowledge of insurance policies. We can ...
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  • Birth Injuries vs. Birth Defects

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

    Birth injuries and birth defects can result in permanent medical conditions that require expensive and long-term treatment for your child. Thus, pursuing compensation against the physician responsible is necessary to seek justice and obtain a financial settlement. However, parents may not be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for birth defects. What is the difference between a birth injury ...
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  • When Should I File for Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 21-Nov-2017

    If you have been injured by a negligent healthcare professional, you have the right to pursue compensation in a medical malpractice claim. However, many people may not think their situation warrants a lawsuit, or they may not be aware of their rights. Our firm provides compassionate legal assistance to those who have suffered from the carelessness of physicians and nursing staff. In general, there ...
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