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When a Wrongful Death of a Mother Occurs During Childbirth

The birth of a child is a happy event for many families. However, those joyous moments can quickly turn devastating when the mother loses her life. While complications can sometimes occur during the birthing process, it is up to the attending physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to monitor the mother's health. If they have made a mistake or neglected their duties, it could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, at Shrager Sachs & Blanco, we have handled too many cases of a mother losing their life[...]

What Happens If Someone Who Isn’t on Your Insurance Crashes Your Car?

We let people borrow our cars all the time, and we usually don’t think much of it. We trust them and assume they will take care of our vehicle while they’re driving it. But what happens if someone who isn’t on your insurance crashes your car? The quick answer is…it depends. Your car’s insurer has to factor in who was at fault for the accident and if you gave the driver of your vehicle permission to drive it at the time the accident occurred. In most cases, your[...]

The Different Stages of Bedsores

In the healthcare industry, particularly in long-term care facilities and hospitals, one of the most prevalent challenges is the development of bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. These painful wounds result from prolonged pressure on the skin, often in individuals who are bedridden or have limited mobility. They can also be a common warning sign for negligence or medical malpractice in nursing homes and other eldercare facilities. Understanding the stages of bedsores is essential for healthcare professionals and caregivers to provide timely interventions and prevent further complications. Understanding[...]

The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

When you see your doctor or get a procedure done, you expect the medical professionals involved in your care to adhere to certain standards and safety measures. However, that doesn’t always happen, and if a doctor, surgeon, or any other medical professional makes a mistake while caring for a patient, it results in malpractice, and the outcome can be damaging to the patient. So, what are the most common types of medical malpractice claims? We’ll go through some of the main types in this blog, what causes them[...]

Knee Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

Some of the most debilitating injuries stem from unexpected, preventable incidents like auto accidents, physical assaults, or using dangerous or defective products. However, when it comes to impact affecting one's lower limbs, knee injuries caused by slip and fall accidents occur at a higher frequency. Below, we'll discuss the most common type of damage done to individuals' knees when these incidents occur. The Leading Types of Knee Problems Resulting from Falls There are a few different common knee injuries that slip and fall victims suffer, including: Knee Abrasion[...]

When To Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

You or a close family member were involved in a motor vehicle collision in or around Philadelphia. You've given it some thought, but you're unsure when to hire an attorney after a car accident. The appropriate answer may be right away. Let us explain when and why (and when) that needs to be the case. Why You Need to Connect with a Lawyer Quickly After a Crash We mentioned above that you might need to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after a wreck.[...]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Health Care Professionals

We know that people self-medicate with various substances all the time. Sometimes we know these individuals personally, either our friends or family. What we often don’t consider is the percentage of those in the health care industry who abuse drugs and alcohol. Doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field are under high amounts of stress, often overworked, see tragedies every day, and, unfortunately, enough of them decide to cope with substance abuse. A drink now and then isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a problem arises when[...]

Is Video Surveillance of Nursing Home Residents Legal in PA?

Like many other states, Pennsylvania has laws and regulations to protect people's privacy, especially when it comes to places like nursing homes where residents may need extra care. If you or a loved one resides in a nursing home, you may have wondered: is video surveillance of nursing home residents legal in PA? Privacy is an important aspect of all our lives, including those living in nursing homes. Pennsylvania recognizes this, and there are rules in place to protect the privacy of residents at assisted living facilities. What[...]

The Most Dangerous Roads in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a city that never sleeps. However, as with any urban center, its charm is not without its challenges. This is especially true when it comes to the perilous network of roads that crisscross the city. PennDOT, Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation, reports that, in Philadelphia County alone (population 1,584,064), there were 10,108 vehicle accidents in 2020. That's an average of 28 crashes every day, or more than one per hour! Of these crashes: 154 resulted in fatalities 6,202 included non-fatal[...]

The Danger of Injuries from Falls Down Stairs

An American Journal of Emergency Medicine article electronically shared by the National Library of Medicine in 2018 detailed how researchers had combed through 23 years worth of emergency room records. They found that more than 24 million Americans, or the equivalent of more than a million patients annually, had been treated for stair-related injuries during that time frame. These statistics and others led them to conclude that stairs are an all-too-common source of injury and that their rates are increasing. Why do we bring this study up? Because[...]

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