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What To Do After Being in an Out-of-State Truck Accident

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Being involved in a truck accident is one of the most traumatizing events you may ever go through. The recovery time alone may take weeks, months, or even longer, and many victims’ maximum medical improvement falls short of their physical condition prior to the wreck. 

Your situation may be further complicated if you were in an out-of-state truck accident. If you were traveling through Pennsylvania at the time of your accident, you are likely unfamiliar with our local and state laws that will affect your truck accident claim and how you may recover compensation. 

Robert L. “Rob” Sachs, Jr. Recognized in 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®️

Published on Sep 16, 2022 at 9:54 pm in Firm News.

Rob Sachs Only a select few attorneys are distinguished with the title The Best Lawyers in America®️—the top 5% of an elite pool of candidates gathered from across the nation. It is with great pride and honor that the entire team at Shrager & Sachs congratulates managing partner Robert L. “Rob” Sachs, Jr. for his outstanding accomplishment.

Rob was recently recognized in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®️ for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He has been nominated and recognized consistently by Best Lawyers® since 2018.

Philadelphia Woman Struck and Killed by SEPTA Bus

Published on Sep 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm in Bus Accidents.

Shrager & Sachs law firm joins the rest of Philadelphia in mourning the senseless loss of a local woman. The 71-year-old woman was a resident of Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood and will certainly be missed by neighbors, friends, and loved ones.

At 9:21 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2022, the front right passenger side of a SEPTA bus struck the elderly woman, knocking her to the ground. After she was hit by the bus, the woman was then dragged for a significant distance before the driver finally stopped. The victim’s shoes were located approximately 60 feet apart.

Emergency medical services transported the woman to the Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Record Traffic Fatalities Raise Questions About Reckless Driving

Published on Sep 2, 2022 at 9:34 pm in Auto Accidents.

Record Traffic Fatalities Raise Questions About Reckless Driving
Shrager & Sachs’ own managing partner Robert L. Sachs, Jr. recently made a poignant observation about a critical issue impacting our neighborhoods, city, and nation as a whole:

“Almost every day when I am driving, I see someone make an illegal, bad, and dangerous choice on the roads. It has become routine to see people running traffic lights, running stop signs, and swerving across the double yellow line to overtake traffic on busy secondary streets. This needs to stop. And those who engage in such behaviors must be held fully accountable for their negligence when they injure innocent victims on our roadways.”

Many of us have similar stories to share about the reckless behaviors we’ve observed with increasing frequency over the years since the pandemic’s onset—and studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the evidence isn’t strictly anecdotal.

What Are the Responsibilities of Doctors and Nurses During Childbirth?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm in Birth Injury.

What Are the Responsibilities of Doctors and Nurses During Childbirth?

If you’ve ever been in a birthing suite, whether delivering a child yourself or supporting a loved one with their childbirth process, then you’re likely aware of how tense it can be in that environment. The situation is not all that different in an operating room if you undergo a Caesarean section (C-section). In both situations, there are a lot of people crowded into a very small room, and you and your baby’s health and safety are contingent upon everyone knowing their role and doing what they’re trained to do.

One misstep a doctor, nurse, or surgical team member makes can cause you or your baby to suffer adverse health consequences or a person’s wrongful death. Below, we’ll explore doctors’ and nurses’ different responsibilities during childbirth. We’ll also highlight any legal options you might have if a health care provider breaches the duty of care they owe you.

Is Medical Malpractice Difficult To Prove?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 6:32 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Medical malpractice is notoriously one of the most difficult types of cases in personal injury law. Proving medical malpractice requires knowledge of complex medical topics, strong relationships with experts in the field, and many other resources we will discuss further below.

Even with over three decades of experience practicing medical malpractice law in Philadelphia—a city with some of the largest, wealthiest, and most reputable medical institutions in the country—the attorneys at Shrager & Sachs still believe there is no such thing as an “easy” medical malpractice case.

Is Lack of Supervision in Nursing Homes Considered Neglect?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Is Lack of Supervision in Nursing Homes Considered Neglect?

Making the decision to place a parent or a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. While you or other family members might have done your best to keep them at home, the care that many elderly or chronically ill patients require is outside the scope of what most people are capable of. The care, treatment, and supervision provided by nursing homes might be exactly what your loved one needed.

You did your best when you went through the process of selecting a facility, perhaps going on tours, reading reviews from other families, and reviewing Medicare ratings. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to glean what is actually going on inside of a nursing home. Regular supervision is an absolute necessity to keep residents safe, and any lack thereof can be considered neglect if someone is injured.

What Are Your Legal Options After a Firework Injury?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm in Personal Injury.

What Are Your Legal Options After a Firework Injury?

Last summer in July 2021, two Pennsylvania children, ages six and eight, were involved in a fire caused by improperly discarded fireworks in York County. One child was killed, and the other suffered severe burn injuries. This was, unfortunately, not an isolated incident. It’s estimated that close to 10,000 firework injuries occur each year across the country.

Even worse, this number seems to be rising. It was reported that the number of firework-related deaths and injuries rose 50% from 2019 to 2020. The majority of these incidents occurred in July, close to the July 4th holiday. The cancellation of many public fireworks displays for reasons related to COVID-19 was cited as a factor contributing to the rise in home firework accidents.

What Is an Unsafe Lane Change?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 4:04 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Almost every motorist has found themselves, at one time or another, driving down the road, minding their business, when they suddenly encounter another driver in an adjacent lane wanting to merge in front of them. 

It can be stressful not knowing how to handle the situation. You may wonder if you should slow down, change lanes yourself, or something else. A motorist looking to change lanes is also likely a bit tense, wondering if they have enough time and space to merge in safely. Situations like these may cause drivers to do something unsafe, including cutting off a fellow motorist or making an unsafe lane change.

What Happens When Your Doctor Misreads Your Test Results?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you start experiencing unexplained symptoms, pain, or health concerns, your first stop may be your primary care physician. You trust your doctor to listen to your concerns and, when necessary, to send you for testing or to see a specialist. Many specialists have their own tests they like to run when meeting with new or established patients, as well. 

Test results are often an essential component of correctly diagnosing a disease or illness. When your doctor misreads your test results, you could be at risk for additional harm in the form of unnecessary disease progression, co-morbidities, and additional medical harm that may constitute medical malpractice. 

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