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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.

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:09 pm in Medical Malpractice.

If you’ve been injured by a negligent doctor or medical provider, you have the right to take legal action to seek compensation for your losses. Medical malpractice claims are among the most complex when it comes to personal injury litigation, which is why it’s imperative to work with an experienced law firm. Your lawyer will be able to answer all your legal questions, including how long it will take to settle your claim.

While there’s no way to know exactly how long it will take to settle your case, understanding the claims process can give you an idea of what you’ll go through to pursue the compensation you need to recover. To get an idea of what’s to come with a med mal claim, let’s start by taking a look at the investigation process.

Infections in Nursing Homes and COVID-19: What Needs to Happen Now

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:20 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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While COVID-19 has the potential to infect anyone, the elderly are the most at risk for developing serious complications from the virus. Based on data from Pennsylvania and the federal government, nursing homes have been some of the most affected areas when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, hundreds of thousands have been infected and tens of thousands have died. In order to prevent more deaths and prepare for potential future outbreaks, it’s important for nursing homes to look at how they handled the COVID-19 outbreak and determine what needs to happen now.

How Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes Could Have Better Protected Residents From COVID-19

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:10 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world and changed the typical day for most Americans. Work-from-home routines, altered grocery store checkout lines, and mask requirements are what many people have been dealing with. For the majority of those who have fallen ill, symptoms have been mild and recovery has been short. But the most vulnerable—particularly those in nursing homes, have been dealing with a far worse situation.

How Do I Know What My Injury Case is Worth?

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are planning on pursuing a personal injury claim, it’s likely one of the first questions you’ll have is what your injury case is worth. While every situation is unique, there are specific factors to look at when valuing an injury claim. When you work with Shrager & Sachs, we’ll help you build a strong case and ensure you receive full and fair compensation for all your accident-related losses. Before we break down what you may be eligible for, let’s take a look at what the law considers to be damages.

Complaint Filed Against PA Dept. of Health for COVID-19 Response at Nursing Homes

Published on Apr 29, 2020 at 7:15 pm in Press Release.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 29, 2020—Four Pennsylvania law firms—Shrager & Sachs, Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon PC, Massa, Butler, Giglione, and Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. have filed a joint complaint against the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the responses and measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic at skilled nursing facilities across Pennsylvania. The plaintiff is a family member of a long term care facility resident.

The claim, filed on April 28th, 2020, alleges that residents in multiple facilities were and are being denied safeguards and mitigation measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, including personal protective equipment (PPE), proper social distancing, and isolation plans for those testing positive. This is in violation of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and federal and state regulations concerning inspections and investigations of long term care facilities, including the Social Security Act and its implementing regulations, the Civil Rights Act as it applies to the Federal Nursing Home Reform Amendments, and the Pennsylvania Disease Prevention and Control Law.

COVID-19 Deaths at Chester County, PA Veterans Nursing Home Triple

Published on Apr 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, residents at a top-rated, state-run nursing home for military veterans and their spouses in Chester County have been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over a five day period in late April, the death toll nearly tripled. According to the Chester County coroner, 26 residents who tested positive for the coronavirus or were presumed infected have died as of April 24.

Overall, residents at the Southeastern Veterans’ Complex (SEVC) in East Vincent Township have been happy with their care. Loved ones have positively reviewed the facility, which currently has a waiting list. Now, however, it seems the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) that runs the facility may have concealed the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

How Are Philadelphia Businesses Being Affected by COVID-19?

Published on Apr 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Business Litigation.

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused a pandemic that’s left the world turned upside-down. As safety measures and updates from the CDC and WHO are reported, many are doing everything they can to help mitigate this disease so life can return to normal. However, we currently do not know how long this pandemic will last. While we’re doing what we can to ensure a better future, there are problems happening in the present that are affecting U.S. businesses owners and their employees. Let’s look at the changes COVID-19 caused and what small business owners can do about it.

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.

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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.

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