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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia – 2022 Edition

Published on Nov 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm in Fun Stuff.

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Those of us in the tri-state area know that there’s no better place to spend the holiday season than Greater Philadelphia. Nowhere else in the country combines a diverse population of 1.6 million with the rolling, snow-covered mountains that make winters in southeastern Pennsylvania a thing of holiday postcard charm.

But as the season turns into a veritable snowstorm of activity here in Philly, figuring out where to go and what to do can feel like just another stressful holiday chore. Before you give in to your bah-humbugs, take a peek at our 2022 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia. We promise there’s something there to make this season extra special for you and the ones you love.

Can Poor Bedside Manner Lead To Malpractice?

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:07 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Can Poor Bedside Manner Lead To Malpractice?

Pitfalls in bedside manner can lead to malpractice lawsuits, as patients can feel disrespected or ignored. When health care providers are rude or dismissive to patients, it can shatter trust and cause serious medical errors. In some cases, poor bedside manner may cause injury or death.

Preventing these kinds of lawsuits is critical for both patients and health care providers. However, improving bedside manner is not always easy. It requires time and effort to change long-standing habits and attitudes. But it is worth it, as better bedside manner can lead to happier patients, safer hospitals, and fewer malpractice lawsuits.

Rob Sachs To Speak at Upcoming PAJ Nursing Home Litigation Seminar

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 6:36 pm in Firm News.

Rob Sachs Shrager & Sachs is pleased to announce that Rob Sachs will be speaking at the upcoming Nursing Home Litigation Seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). This virtual event will take place on Nov. 16, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. To register for and access this event, please visit PAJ’s website. Attendees will be granted continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

As managing partner of Shrager & Sachs, Rob Sachs, Jr. has dedicated his professional career to providing vigorous legal representation to injury victims in Philadelphia. His dedication to the well-being of his clients and expertise in the handling of complex personal injury cases makes him an invaluable asset to the local community. This experience combined with his background as a national lecturer and author makes Rob Sachs an ideal choice to speak at PAJ’S Nursing Home Litigation Seminar.

How To Identify Seizures in Babies

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 5:50 pm in Birth Injury.

Seizures in infants can be much more difficult to identify than those suffered by adults. The convulsions most commonly associated with seizures are rare in infancy. But early detection is critical. During this period of rapid brain development, a seizure can inflict trauma that can stunt a child’s cognitive growth, lead to learning impairments, cause permanent brain damage, and ultimately slow overall development. In rare cases, a seizure can be fatal to a young child.

How To Start a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Published on Oct 28, 2022 at 8:11 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How To Start a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you were harmed by the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of a health care provider in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you may be owed compensation. Medical malpractice lawsuits create a legal avenue for you to recover that compensation.

The process of starting a medical malpractice lawsuit can be complicated, though. Some strict requirements and deadlines must be met, which can be difficult for victims of medical malpractice who are already dealing with the aftermath of a serious medical error.

At Shrager & Sachs, we pride ourselves on the unrivaled support and guidance we provide to medical malpractice victims. As your legal representatives, we will help you start a medical malpractice lawsuit, submit all required documentation within the deadlines, and accurately value the worth of your claim. Our attorneys will also make sure that you always understand what is going on so that you never feel left out.

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

Published on Oct 21, 2022 at 8:36 pm in Personal Injury.

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

If you’ve received or will receive money from a lawsuit, you’re probably wondering if that money is taxable or not. The answer to that question is that it depends. Parties may file lawsuits and win settlements under a variety of circumstances. The situation that results in you being awarded a settlement will dictate whether you’ll have to pay taxes on it.

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), lawsuit settlements are generally considered as income with one exception, which is when personal injury lawsuit settlements are involved. Below we’ll highlight some examples of personal injury legal matters that may warrant you filing a personal injury lawsuit before addressing rare circumstances in which you might have to pay taxes on the settlement you receive. Just know that the best way to know if your lawsuit settlement is taxable is by speaking with a certified public accountant (CPA), especially if the settlement sum is substantial.

Is Personal Injury the Same as Medical Malpractice?

Published on Oct 14, 2022 at 6:46 pm in Medical Malpractice.

It’s not unusual to hear the question: Is personal injury the same as medical malpractice? This is an understandable query, as a personal injury can result from medical malpractice. While the terms “personal injury” and “medical malpractice” do not mean the same thing, there can be some overlap.

What Are the Signs of a Brain Injury in a Child?

Published on Oct 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm in Brain Injury.

What Are the Signs of a Brain Injury in a Child?

Brain injuries are categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, but make no mistake—there is no such thing as a minor medical issue when a brain injury is involved. Any time a child is exhibiting symptoms of a brain injury, it is a medical emergency and should be treated as such.

As a parent, it is important to familiarize yourself with the signs of brain injury in a child. If your child suffers a serious fall or blow to the head and you notice any of the symptoms discussed in this article, or your child seems to be acting unusually or out of character, seek medical care immediately.

How Common Is Emergency Room Malpractice?

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Taking a trip to the emergency room is a scary experience. Whether you suffered a fall, ingested a toxic substance, or experienced a sudden onset of troubling symptoms, you need to know there’s a place where you can be treated both promptly and effectively. But not every patient who visits the ER receives the level of care they deserve. How common is emergency room malpractice?   

If you or a loved one suffered emergency room negligence in the greater Philadelphia area, our experienced attorneys are ready to discuss your case. We have over 35 years of experience defending those harmed by medical errors, oversights, and omissions in our local health care facilities.  

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