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Who Can Report Nursing Home Abuse?

Published on Jul 26, 2023 at 10:51 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Who Can Report Nursing Home Abuse
It’s estimated that up to 5 million elders are abused in the United States every year. And perhaps the most disturbing fact is that we have no idea how much higher the actual numbers may be—as many as 23 in 24 cases of elder abuse never get reported at all. If we don’t know that elder abuse is happening, we are powerless to stop it.

It’s less of a question of who can report nursing home abuse and more about when and how to do it.

Can Every Drug Injury Lead to a Legal Claim?

Published on Jul 26, 2023 at 10:43 pm in Product Liability.

Can Every Drug Injury Lead to a Legal Claim
Doctors rely on a variety of treatment options when caring for patients. Depending on the type of illness, disease, or injury a patient presents with, it can be appropriate to prescribe medications to treat or alleviate symptoms.

Prescription drugs are not risk-free, though. Every medication has the potential to cause an adverse reaction. Sometimes these reactions are predictable, while in other situations, it would be difficult for a doctor to foresee these types of injuries.

So what does this mean? Can every drug injury lead to a legal claim, or are patients who have been harmed by a medication limited in their right to legal action?

Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Accident State?

Published on Jul 26, 2023 at 10:34 pm in Auto Accidents.

Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Accident State
Auto insurance coverage limits and the handling of claims if someone gets hurt or has a vehicle that sustains damage in a crash varies from state to state. Here in Pennsylvania, we’re only one of a dozen no-fault accident states. Every other state follows an at-fault system as far as filing claims for damages is concerned.

If this at-fault and no-fault language sounds confusing, do not despair. We’ll explain what the no-fault doctrine applicable in Pennsylvania means to you if you’ve been hurt or if your vehicle has been damaged in an auto accident below.

What Is Marginal Cord Insertion?

Published on Jun 17, 2023 at 12:16 am in Birth Injury.

What Is Marginal Cord Insertion
Marginal cord insertion occurs when the umbilical cord is inserted into the margin of the placenta rather than the center.
This is an atypical condition that can occur during a pregnancy. The danger of a marginal cord insertion stems from the fact that blood flow to the fetus can be restricted, leading to potential growth challenges and an increased risk of birth injuries.

When managed correctly, however, most marginal cord insertions do not cause harm.

How To Make Philadelphia Safer for Pedestrians

Published on May 26, 2023 at 8:35 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

How To Make Philadelphia Safer for Pedestrians

Rated as both a “Walker’s Paradise” and “Rider’s Paradise” by Walk Score, Philadelphia is perhaps one of the best cities to live in and visit as a pedestrian.

The number of pedestrians is on the rise, too. After a dip in numbers caused largely by the COVID-19 pandemic, Center City District spring 2023 data shows that pedestrian levels downtown recently reached 78% of Feb. 2019 levels. In Feb. 2023, an average of 347,800 people explored downtown Philadelphia on foot each and every day.

But just because we are a pedestrian-friendly city does not mean that everyone traveling by foot or bike is protected when sharing the road with larger motor vehicles. Even one pedestrian collision is one too many, which is why Shrager & Sachs is eager to explore how to make Philadelphia safer for pedestrians.

Determining Fault in Lane Change Incidents

Published on May 12, 2023 at 8:39 pm in Auto Accidents.

Determining Fault in Lane Change Incidents

Each day, motorists take to Philadelphia’s busy streets with a sense of worry about different types of accidents they may have the misfortune of becoming involved in. One such crash is a lane-change accident.

While new technology that comes equipped on many newer vehicles nowadays has put a dent in the incidence rate of these lane-change crashes, also known as sideswipe accidents, not all cars have this software. Even in some situations where they do, drivers don’t always pay as close attention to it as they should because they are prone to distractions.

Can a Passenger Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 8:53 pm in Auto Accidents.

Can a Passenger Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?

You weren’t driving the car when the accident happened. Maybe you were riding in the front passenger seat or somewhere in the back, and now you’re dealing with the aftermath of a crash that you played no role in. So what are your rights in this situation? Can a passenger claim compensation in a car accident?

The easy answer to this question is “Yes.” Under the right circumstances, a passenger who was injured in a crash has the right to claim compensation. The more complicated answer, however, is “Maybe.” Let’s explore the situations in which a passenger is entitled to compensation and when they may be unable to do so.

How Motorcycle Accidents Cause Serious Foot and Leg Injuries

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 8:40 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

How motorcycle accidents cause serious foot and leg injuries
A lot of freedom comes with riding a motorcycle, but significant dangers do as well. While motorcyclists can certainly suffer harm while unilaterally operating their motorbikes, passenger car or truck drivers are the ones who crash into and cause riders harm more often than not.

Data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute (III) shows an estimated 83,000 motorbike injuries occurred in the latest reported National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics from 2020. While that data doesn’t break down injury data by body part involved, motorcycle safety best practice information from reliable sources discusses steps motorcyclists can take to minimize lower body injuries, such as ones involving the feet and legs.

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 8:17 pm in Auto Accidents.

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury
You were on your way home one night when a drunk driver swerved into your lane and crashed into your vehicle. In that split second, your life changed completely.

The next few months were a blur of medical treatments, doctor’s visits, and rehabilitative care. After some time, you were able to regain some of your mobility and begin physical therapy. You were out of work for months, and you’re not sure if you’ll ever be able to return to your old position. Your vehicle was totaled in the wreck, leaving your family to get by on a rental car before you had the time, ability, or finances to look for a new vehicle.

Before you knew it, a year had passed. In the back of your mind, you knew that there was a way to hold the drunk driver accountable for the pain and suffering they caused you. You knew it wasn’t right for their misconduct to leave you in debt.

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