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

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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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. (more…)

How Do I Know What My Injury Case is Worth?

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, & Blanco, 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[...]

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 29, 2020—Four Pennsylvania law firms—Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, 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[...]

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

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[...]

How Are Philadelphia Businesses Being Affected by COVID-19?

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[...]

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

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.[...]

How Long Does a Truck Accident Claim Take to Settle?

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[...]

The Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken in Pennsylvania

The rules of the road exist to protect travelers and prevent traffic accidents. Unfortunately, not every driver acts responsibly every time they’re behind the wheel. In regard to the car accidents related to driver error, the top five traffic laws broken in Pennsylvania revolve around the speed limit, alcohol, turning improperly, illegally passing, and driving distracted. (more…)

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