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New Pennsylvania Laws in 2023

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 10:09 pm in Legal News.

New Pennsylvania Laws in 2023

As the calendar flips to the New Year, Pennsylvania will enact a number of new laws that affect its citizens in a variety of ways. If you currently reside in the state of Pennsylvania or will be a resident starting in 2023, we urge you to familiarize yourself with upcoming changes to our legal system.

As dedicated legal professionals, the team at Shrager & Sachs has also taken the time to remain informed of new Pennsylvania laws in 2023. We have compiled highlights of some of these new laws below.

The Difference Between Medical Negligence and Malpractice

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 4:46 pm in Medical Malpractice.

At Shrager & Sachs, we understand that there is a good deal of legalese in any type of personal injury case. Nowhere is this truer than in a case involving medical malpractice.

Words like “malpractice” and “negligence” may be used interchangeably in conversation, but they actually have very specific definitions in personal injury law. Below, we’ll examine the difference between medical negligence and malpractice.

How to Talk to an Insurance Claims Adjuster

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 9:50 pm in Auto Accidents.

How to Talk to an Insurance Claims Adjuster

When you are injured in a car accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for your damages. In a car accident claim, damages refer to the financial and non-financial losses you have suffered, including lost wages, medical bills, mental anguish, and more.

To secure this compensation, you will need to file a car accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. During this process, you will speak with an insurance claims adjuster. This is the person responsible for investigating the claim on behalf of the insurance company and determining how much you are owed. However, we advise that you exercise caution whenever speaking with an insurance adjuster.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia – 2022 Edition

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

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.

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