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Rob Sachs Featured on Philadelphia VIP’s Volunteer Spotlight

Published on Aug 7, 2020 at 5:36 pm in In The News.

Rob Sachs

Rob Sachs, a managing partner at Shrager & Sachs in Philadelphia, has been a volunteer at Philadelphia VIP since 2005. VIP is an organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to those who need it most. They help in all kinds of legal matters for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits. VIP has hundreds of volunteer attorneys who will represent their clients and fight for their rights. These attorneys can range from highly experienced to new, or new to a particular kind of case. For those who are new, they can seek mentorship from VIP to help them hone their skills and gain more experience in that area of law. Sachs has made a positive impact from his volunteer work with VIP.

When Can a Hospital Be Held Liable for Malpractice?

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you are sick or injured and need immediate care, going to the hospital is your best choice. The doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals form a care team to treat you adequately and efficiently so that you can get onto the path of recovery as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, any member of that team can make a mistake that harms you more than it helps you. When multiple members of that team make preventable mistakes, then you could look to the hospital as a whole to recover financial damages.

You shouldn’t leave a hospital worse-off than when you entered. You deserve care that meets the standards set, and when that doesn’t happen, you deserve compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. A Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer from Shrager & Sachs, LLC can offer you legal support that ensures you can recover financially from this injustice so you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally from your experience.

How to Report a Nursing Home to the State of Pennsylvania

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 7:33 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When you and your loved one decide it’s time for them to move into a nursing home to get the care they need, you’ll undoubtedly want to find the best facility for them. With so many facilities to choose from, the decision isn’t always easy. When you do pick one, however, you expect the nursing home to provide their residents with outstanding and attentive care.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, more than 80,000 state residents live in more than 700 nursing homes throughout the state. When a nursing home fails to provide the 24-hour, long-term care they are required to provide, a report can be made to ensure the facility is investigated and the residents are safe.

How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate My Injury Claim?

Published on Jul 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm in Auto Accidents.

When someone else makes a decision that results in you being injured, the expenses and losses can add up quickly. In the event of something like a car accident or fall on someone’s property, you may be dealing with insurance companies if you’re seeking compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. If this is the case, you’ll likely want to know how the insurance company will evaluate your injury claim.

What Are the Consequences of Performing Ghost Surgery?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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No matter what type of surgery you’re preparing to head into the hospital for, it’s normal to be nervous and have some concerns. Your surgeon should address those concerns and explain to you what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. While you will be aware of some of the preoperative steps, you will most likely be voluntarily unconscious with anesthesia during the actual operation.

Summer Fun in Philadelphia During COVID-19

Published on Jul 1, 2020 at 3:06 pm in Fun Stuff.

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When summer arrives, people usually turn to thoughts of vacation, spending time outside, and making the most of the warm months. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impeded many plans and expectations for the summer season. However, there are ways to make the most of the summer and still stay safe in Philadelphia. Let’s take a look at some safety precautions that you can take, that Philadelphia businesses are taking, and how you can have fun in Philadelphia during the summer of 2020.

What Can Happen if an Anesthesiologist Makes a Mistake During Surgery?

Published on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:45 pm in Medical Malpractice.

For any patient undergoing a medical procedure or surgery, it’s normal to experience anxiety, fear, and apprehension. Part of that emotional rollercoaster is tied to the idea of anesthesia. If a patient has to undergo general anesthesia, they may be concerned about the effects it could have on their body and waking up. It’s an anesthesiologist’s job to ensure the patient understands the process. They are also responsible for administering the medications, monitoring the patient during the procedure, and ensuring everything goes as planned. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. So, what can happen if an anesthesiologist makes a mistake during surgery?

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Ordered to Administer Universal COVID-19 Testing

Published on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:18 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to the spread of viruses and other illnesses. This is one of the reasons as to why so many facilities were hit hard when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The majority of facilities were not prepared for the outbreak, which has led to a high number of cases and fatalities across the state and nation.

In an attempt to reduce further spread of the coronavirus, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has ordered in-state nursing homes to administer universal COVID-19 testing.

The Risks of Performing Biomedical Research in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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As COVID-19 continues to infect people on a daily basis, scientists, doctors, and researchers are working tirelessly to find ways to treat the virus and develop a vaccine. Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable population to COVID-19. Across Pennsylvania, tens of thousands of nursing home residents have been infected, which has led some doctors to take drastic and questionable measures when it comes to attempting treatments through biomedical research. Let’s take a look at the risks of performing biomedical research in skilled nursing facilities and what the potential ramifications could be.

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