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Deceased COVID-19 Victims Found Abandoned in Care Homes in Spain

Published on Mar 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Europe, nursing home residents are found to be abandoned at some facilities in Spain. According to NPR, Spain is the second hardest-hit country in Europe by the virus with more than 39,000 confirmed cases and 2,800 deaths as of March 24, 2020. Currently, over a fifth of the nursing homes in the Madrid region have had cases of COVID-19.

On March 23, the Defense Minister Margarita Robles of Spain announced Spanish military finding care home residents abandoned, with some left dead in their beds. It was discovered staff in some centers left after cases of COVID-19 were detected. Residents were left to take care of themselves–including those in serious conditions.

How Long Does a Truck Accident Claim Take to Settle?

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck driving away

Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience. When injuries, time away from work, and financial troubles are resulting factors, recovery is often challenging. That’s why victims of tractor-trailer wrecks have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for their losses and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Filing a truck accident claim is an involved process. If you’re planning on doing so, it’s likely you’re wondering how long it will take the claim to settle. When you work with an experienced law firm like Shrager & Sachs, we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the compensation you need as fast as possible. Let’s take a look at the factors that affect how fast or slow a claim goes.

What Can Cause Anemia During Pregnancy?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Pregnant woman holding stomach

When your red blood cells can’t carry enough oxygen to your body, you most likely have iron deficiency anemia, which means that your body doesn’t have enough iron to make hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries the oxygen. Anemia makes it hard to function because you’re tired and weak, and anemia during pregnancy is no different.

Anemia can happen during pregnancy because pregnant women need double the amount of iron than a nonpregnant woman would need. Since they’re growing another person inside them, they need more blood to get oxygen to the baby. The American Society of Hematology states that the amount of blood in your body increases about 30 percent when you become pregnant.

Another cause of anemia in pregnant women is a low-iron diet. When you’re pregnant, you’ll most likely have to increase your consumption of iron-rich foods or take a supplement with iron to prevent a deficiency. Thankfully, there are some signs that you’ll be more likely to become anemic while pregnant.

The Dangers in Neglecting to Diagnose Infection in a Hospital

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:19 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Hospital room with three beds

When someone develops an infection and seeks treatment, it’s imperative that the care team identify what’s going on and implement treatment as quickly as possible. When doctors or nurses neglect to diagnose infection in a hospital, the patient’s condition can deteriorate quickly.

Patient care should be the number one priority for all medical professionals. When it isn’t, preventable mistakes are made. When an infection isn’t diagnosed in time, it’s common for other complications to arise, especially if a patient has a compromised immune system. Let’s take a look at common infections patients develop and what happens if a doctor neglects to diagnose the condition.

How Do Speed Cameras Work in Pennsylvania Highway Work Zones?

Published on Feb 20, 2020 at 7:16 pm in Auto Accidents.

Construction worker facing work zone

Work zones can be extremely dangerous for workers and drivers alike, and when drivers speed through them, any accident in a work zone can quickly become deadly. That’s why PennDOT rolled out a trial of speed cameras in work zones in an attempt to slow down drivers and reduce the amount of fatal accidents that occur.

According to PennDOT, there were nearly 2,000 crashes in work zones in 2018. 43 percent of the crashes resulted in injuries, and 23 people died. The program’s intent is to lower these numbers and make work zones safer for everybody over the next five years, so how do they plan to achieve that?

How Often Are Infections Caused by Negligence in Hospitals?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Four hospital beds in room

When you’re really sick, you count on a hospital to treat you so that you can heal and recover from your illness. But when you get an infection because of the hospital’s negligence, it can make it harder to feel like you’re in good hands and going to get better quickly. You might think that hospitals are extremely clean and completely disinfected spaces, but that’s not always the case.

In fact, infections can spread faster in hospitals since many patients already have compromised health. Even though hospitals are considered clean places, there are still plenty of surfaces and nooks within the buildings that are ideal for growing bacteria. On top of that, healthcare professionals are constantly on the move and working with different people, making it easy to carry germs from person to person.

After an infection caused by hospital negligence, you’ll need representation to help you stand up for your rights. A Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer from Shrager & Sachs will fight for you against the hospital who could have prevented your infection. So that you’re informed about what caused your illness, let’s take a look at the negligent actions that can cause hospital-acquired infections.

Can Car Manufacturers Deter Drunk Driving?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm in Auto Accidents.

Person driving car

Drunk driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. When impaired people make the decision to get behind the wheel, they’re risking their lives and the lives of others. There have been strides to try and stop drunk driving, like using taxis or rideshare services like Uber. Advertising explaining the dangers of drunk driving always informs the audience of how their lives can change in an instant if they choose to drive drunk. Despite these options and countless deterrents like hefty penalties, drunk driving still happens. So what new measures are being taken?

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Medical Records in Pennsylvania

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 8:59 pm in Legal Information.

Stethoscope near laptop

Choosing to seek medical attention immediately following a traffic accident or any other type of incident is always in the victim’s best interests. This is because when it comes time to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation, the medical records can be used to prove injury and determine a portion of the economic losses.

When you seek monetary recovery through a personal injury case, you will need to gather the evidence needed to support your claim. Your medical records fall into the category of evidence. While your lawyer can and will help you gather all the necessary evidence, it’s important as a Pennsylvania resident to know how to obtain a copy of your medical records.

What’s the Best Way to Walk on Ice to Avoid Slipping?

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 7:02 pm in Premises Liability.

Snow-covered road lined with trees

Winter brings weather conditions that change how we do simple tasks. When there’s ice covering your sidewalk, even the way you walk will be affected. You can’t just walk regularly on ice or you’ll slip, so you’ll need to know the proper way to take steps on ice.

Slipping on ice can lead to bruises, broken bones, and serious head injuries. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most common injury from slipping on ice is to the back. It’s important for you to know the best way to walk on ice to avoid slipping so you do not cause serious, and sometimes irreparable, damage to your body.

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