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How Walkable Is Philadelphia?

Published on Apr 22, 2021 at 2:31 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

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Sometimes driving in a city like Philadelphia can be intimidating. That’s why people choose public transportation every day—they would rather take a bus, the train, or even walk through the city for convenience. Even though the city is in a grid system, and there’s plenty of walkways and sidewalks to get you from place to place, it doesn’t mean that the city is very walkable.

What Happens When a Child Sustains a Brain Injury?

Published on Apr 16, 2021 at 11:59 am in Brain Injury.

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As a parent, you want to protect your child from everything in the world, especially harm. Unfortunately, accidents can’t always be avoided, and your children can get hurt. When they sustain minor injuries, healing can be easy, and they can return to normal rather quickly. However, if they suffer from a brain injury, their entire lives could change in an instant.

Pedestrian Laws in Pennsylvania

Published on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

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Sidewalks and crosswalks are in place to keep pedestrians safe across the country. To keep them even safer, there are laws that walkers and drivers have to follow. In our state, these laws are in Title 75 of the Statutes of Pennsylvania. Let’s take a look at the pedestrian laws in PA so that walkers and motorists alike know what rights pedestrians have on our roads.

Is It Possible You May Have Had Unnecessary Surgery?

Published on Mar 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When your doctor tells you that surgery is a main option for you, usually you trust your surgeons to be telling you the truth, but sometimes your surgery could be unnecessary. Whether they said you need the surgery, but you really didn’t, or they perform surgery on the wrong body part, the procedure that you went through could have been unnecessary and could be considered medical malpractice.

What Evidence Will Your Truck Accident Lawyer Use To Support Your Claim?

Published on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Trucks are essential to transport goods across our country, and their drivers are typically well-trained and certified to drive the large, heavy vehicles that take over highways. When truck drivers aren’t vigilant, sober, well-rested, or properly trained, they can cause serious accidents with other drivers on the road. If they collide with a regular sized vehicle, that’s when the injuries can be catastrophic and even deadly.

Have You Suffered from Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Published on Mar 12, 2021 at 1:07 pm in Brain Injury.

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When your concussion symptoms last longer than the expected recovery time, it’s possible you have post-concussion syndrome (PCS). These are also known as persistent post-concussive symptoms. While concussions can be mild and heal relatively quickly, sometimes their symptoms last past when your doctor said you should be recovered by. Since this injury deals with your brain, it’s important to talk to your doctor immediately to see if you have PCS.

How Will Nursing Homes Change After COVID-19?

Published on Mar 11, 2021 at 8:53 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The COVID 19 pandemic has showed many of us that parts of or society weren’t functioning as smoothly as we thought they were. It’s also showed us that what we previously thought was the best option actually wasn’t at all, and that alternative options were available. One of those options were nursing homes.

Before the pandemic, many families thought these were the best places for their older loved ones to spend the rest of their lives and receive great care. However, COVID has shown us that that’s not always true. It’s possible that families will be more apt to caring for their elderly loved ones for as long as possible before sending them to long-term care facilities.

Could Private Ownership of Nursing Homes Improve Conditions and Care?

Published on Mar 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Many nursing homes have been bought into the private sector since 2009. The big question that this presents is whether or not private ownership of nursing homes has a positive effect on the residents and their health. Since resident health should be at the forefront of a facility’s priorities, it’s an important question to ask when we see the ownership trending toward private equity.

If your loved one has been abused or neglected in their nursing home, whether it was privately or publicly owned, they deserve justice for the injuries and other damages that they suffered. With the help of a nursing home abuse lawyer from Shrager & Sachs, you’ll be able to defend the rights of your loved one and ensure the negligent party is held responsible for the harm they caused your older relative in their care.

What Factors Increase Mortality Rates in Nursing Home Residents?

Published on Mar 5, 2021 at 1:34 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When you trust a nursing home to take care of your elderly and vulnerable loved one, you expect them to have the appropriate knowledge to ensure that they are as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, not every long-term care facility will ensure that your loved one gets the best care possible and will put cutting costs above the standard of care they provide. When that happens, it can lead to abuse, negligence, and even death for the residents.

Federal Program Helped Some of PA’s Most Troubled Nursing Homes During Pandemic

Published on Feb 25, 2021 at 8:49 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Federal programming was awarded in September to nursing homes that were affected by the pandemic, as they were the facilities that were responsible for keeping the elderly population safe, otherwise known as the most vulnerable population during COVID-19. The funding was meant to support and reward the facilities that followed the guidelines and kept their residents safe.

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