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How Often Are Infections Caused by Negligence in Hospitals?

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

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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.

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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.

2020 Pennsylvania Law Changes

Published on Dec 23, 2019 at 1:58 pm in Legal News.

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As we head into 2020, it’s important to be aware of what law changes are coming to Pennsylvania. While the laws we’ll be discussing went into effect in mid or late 2019, most people won’t notice their effects until 2020. The first laws we’ll look at involve how the state plans to better protect the rights of crime victims.

Pennsylvania Ranks as the Second Most Dangerous State for Winter Driving

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 4:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

car driving in snow

Pennsylvania drivers are all familiar with how dangerous the roads can get in the winter. Between snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain, the road conditions all increase the chances of an accident happening. According to a recent news article, Pennsylvania was ranked as the second most dangerous state for winter driving, falling right behind Michigan. While other states that were in the top 10 included New York and Colorado, you may be wondering how Pennsylvania made second.

Why Is Vaping More Dangerous for Teenagers?

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm in Product Liability.

Guy vaping

E-cigarettes and vaping have become a more common practice in society, but have also shown how dangerous these habits can be. One of the most affected groups have been teenagers, many of which use JUUL products. JUUL is a popular company in the vaping industry and had the greatest share of the e-cig market in the U.S. by 2017. Their products have high amounts of nicotine. Teens who vape have suffered from severe illnesses and have also lost their lives because of vaping chemicals. If you or a loved one has had health complications because of vaping, you may be eligible for compensation. Shrager & Sachs can assist you in your JUUL claim and help you get the justice you deserve.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Philadelphia – 2019 Edition

Published on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm in Fun Stuff.

The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Fun in Philadelphia 2019 Edition

With the holiday season here again, it’s time to start thinking about the events you want to attend, where you’ll be shopping for your loved ones, and how you’ll take time for you this year. With everything going on in the city, deciding what to do and when can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate holiday guide for Philadelphia. Let’s take a look at what the city has to offer this year.

Lawsuit Alleges Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA Fed Infants Infected Milk

Published on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm in Medical Malpractice.

The death of three infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA is being linked to contaminated equipment used in measuring donor breast milk. In total, eight infants were affected. Of the five who survived, one was discharged and four remain, two of whom are still receiving treatment for infection. As a result of the fatalities, families are taking legal action against the medical facility.

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