It’s not unusual to hear the question: Is personal injury the same as medical malpractice? This is an understandable query, as a personal injury can result from medical malpractice. While the terms “personal injury” and “medical malpractice” do not mean the same thing, there can be some overlap.
Brain injuries are categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, but make no mistake—there is no such thing as a minor medical issue when a brain injury is involved. Any time a child is exhibiting symptoms of a brain injury, it is a medical emergency and should be treated as such.
As a parent, it is important to familiarize yourself with the signs of brain injury in a child. If your child suffers a serious fall or blow to the head and you notice any of the symptoms discussed in this article, or your child seems to be acting unusually or out of character, seek medical care immediately.
Many of us know that lifestyle choices can adversely impact our mental health. However, few individuals stop to think about their emotional or behavioral health adversely impacting our performance as we go about our everyday tasks, such as driving.
Taking a trip to the emergency room is a scary experience. Whether you suffered a fall, ingested a toxic substance, or experienced a sudden onset of troubling symptoms, you need to know there’s a place where you can be treated both promptly and effectively. But not every patient who visits the ER receives the level of care they deserve. How common is emergency room malpractice?
If you or a loved one suffered emergency room negligence in the greater Philadelphia area, our experienced attorneys are ready to discuss your case. We have over 35 years of experience defending those harmed by medical errors, oversights, and omissions in our local health care facilities.
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.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 at 9:54 pm in Firm News.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I highly recommend this firm based on their expertise and outcomes. In addition, Rob Sachs genuinely cared about my emotions re: bringing my case (and all of the ancillary tasks surrounding it) to closure. Rob fully understood what was important to me and my family. Well done; thank you!
19:44 16 Jul 18
This firm represented our family in the wrongful death of my father. They greatly exceeded our expectations. Attorney Rob Sachs and his team went the extra mile. On a scale of 1-10, they are an 11! There may be bigger law firms in the Phila./Pa area, but none better!M. Scanlan
13:38 18 Apr 18
I worked with Rob and his team after I sustained a head injury in a car accident which resulted in years of treatment and loss of work. Rob and his staff were incredibly knowledgeable and successful in fighting for me. I felt as though Rob was personally invested in my case and recovery. After my case was won and "closed", Rob continued to be available as a resource. When the nature of my needs evolved to a different area of law, he referred me to another professional yet still remained involved. I would highly recommend Rob Sachs to anyone seeking legal representation.
22:27 12 Feb 18
I referred a rather complicated medical malpractice-wrongful death case to Rob Sachs of Shrager, Spivey & Sachsand am very thankful that I did. Two other prominent law firms in Philadelphia had reviewed the matter and turned the case down. Rob offered to give us another opinion and, after thoroughly examining all of the reports and medical records, he notified us that he would undertake representation. He very aggressively pursued the claim and eventually obtained a seven figure settlement! Remember, this was a case that two other medical malpractice firms had turned down, and the family of the deceased victim had all but given up until we got the case to Mr. Sachs. Can't say enough good things about him, his work ethic, his knowledge and expertise in this complex field of law and the results he obtained for the family!! I would highly recommend Rob to anyone looking for a great lawyer to handle their case!.
21:53 25 Jan 18
Over the years I have had several opportunities to work with these lawyers and I've always been very impressed. In particular, I have found Rob Sachs to be especially well-versed in all case issues/law, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend this law firm!
23:19 24 Jan 18
Shrager, Spivey & Sachs is one of the best personal injury law firms in Philadelphia. Their team of trial lawyers do an outstanding job helping clients navigate through the legal process and are always willing to go the extra mile.
14:46 24 Jan 18
Rob Sachs and all of the attorneys at Shrager, Spivey & Sachs are not only zealous advocates for their clients and for justice, but they are also compassionate and caring. It can be challenging to find lawyers who are both technically at the top of their game and also caring. This firm checks both the boxes!