Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Blog

  • 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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  • Who Is Liable If a Truck Tire Blowout Caused My Accident?

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

    Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Thus, if they cause an accident, serious injuries or death could result. Trucking companies and truckers are responsible to inspect the truck before departure to ensure all necessary components are safe and functional. If a tire blows out, and you are injured as a result, you may pursue compensation against a variety of parties. ...
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  • State Suspends License of Arden Courts of Old Orchard

    Posted By Shrager, Spivey & Sachs || 2-Nov-2017

    State officials have revoked the licenses of two personal care homes in Lehigh and Northampton County over the past few days, both of which have been linked to resident deaths. Back in April, 84-year old veteran Daniel Scanlan died as a result of “complications of blunt force trauma” after being pushed by another person living at Arden Courts of Old Orchard. Although a staff member ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Surgical Never Events in Medical Malpractice Cases

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

    When it comes to medical malpractice cases, injured patients have the burden of proving how a medical professional’s negligence more likely than not led to their preventable injuries. While medical negligence can take numerous forms, it is generally defined by law as a health care provider’s failure to administer treatment in accordance to accepted medical standards – which means ...
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  • Death of Daniel Scanlan Ruled Homicide

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

    Northampton County Coroner, Zachary Lysek, has ruled that Daniel Scanlan, an 84-year-old veteran and long-time resident of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, died on April 4, 2017 as a result of “complications of blunt force head trauma” which occurred at Arden Courts of Old Orchard in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania. The certificate of death from the coroner’s office states ...
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  • The 5 Most Common Causes of Preventable Motorcycle Accidents

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

    Motorcycles are considered motor vehicles by law, and riders have the same rights and responsibilities as any driver. However, due to their smaller size and the lack of protection they provide riders, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable motorists on our roads. As such, riders have greater needs to remain vigilant and defensive when sharing public roads and highways with other vehicles. ...
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  • When Should I Talk to an Attorney About My Injury?

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

    Attorneys can help with a wide variety of injury cases. A personal injury attorney may be able to help if you have been injured at work, by a doctor, by an ill-meaning assailant, because of the negligence of another person, or for any other reason. Serious injuries typically result in large medical costs, significant time out of work, long-term physical damage, and other lasting negative effects ...
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  • 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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