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How Often Do Instances of Dental Malpractice Happen?

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Dentists can make mistakes just like any other doctor. This is called dental malpractice, which falls under the greater category of medical malpractice. Unlike regular medical malpractice, though, dental malpractice is harder to make a case for. When it comes to dental malpractice, a victim must prove that an injury was not only caused by the dentist failing to meet the medical standard of care, but also from mistakes caused by negligence.

In order to prove dental malpractice, a victim needs to establish duty, breach, causation, and damages in their case. Dental standards of care are regulated by the FDA, as stated in a Department of Health & Human Services report, which are considered a dentist’s duty. If the dentist or hygienist breaks those standards, they are considered to have breached their duty.

Causation is one of the most important factors in backing your case, which is proving the dentist or hygienist caused your injury, or damages. And any damages must be worse than just temporary pain and discomfort. Your injuries need to be on the more serious end in order to have a strong dental malpractice case. Because of these regulations, there aren’t as many instances of dental malpractice as you might think.

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in Philadelphia – 2019 Edition

Published on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm in Fun Stuff.

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If you live in or plan on visiting the City of Brotherly Love this fall, you’ll need to know what to do to celebrate the season. We’ve compiled a guide of all the best autumn activities happening this year so that you don’t have to do the work! So pull on a beanie, shrug on a flannel, and head out into the city for some fall fun!

Does Grief Cause Physical Pain?

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm in Wrongful Death.

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Grief is a natural response to loss. It is most commonly associated with the loss of a loved one, and it’s one of the biggest challenges anyone can face. Grief may be amplified if the death was unexpected and the result of negligence. It’s important for people to know that there is no timetable for grieving. It is a highly individualized process. While some people may start to feel better in weeks or months, other people measure their grief in years.

While grieving is typically thought to be an internal process, there are external effects. Grief can cause physical pain. If you’ve recently lost someone and are experiencing a variety of physical symptoms, you’re not alone. Understanding how grief affects the body can help you cope with what you’re experiencing.

Bicycle Right-of-Way Laws in Pennsylvania

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm in Bicycle Injury.

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Bicycles are a fun and efficient way to get around the city. Whether you’re riding to work, the park, or just for exercise, you should know the laws for bicyclists before pedaling. A bicycle accident can be extremely dangerous, and not following bicycle laws increases the risk of accidents.

Overall, there’s been a decline in bike accidents, but just under 800 bicyclists were killed last year in traffic, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Bike accidents happen more frequently in urban areas, and according to the People Powered Movement, Philadelphia is in the top 10 most dangerous cities for cyclists.

Keep reading to learn how to avoid crashes on your bike by knowing the rules of the road.

What’s Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Published on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Auto Accidents.

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After a traumatic event like a car accident, it’s likely that those involved will have some form of injury. The doctor will give them a medical evaluation and assess their injuries. Then, they’ll move on to treating the injury and recovering. But what happens if they have persistent pain that’s not getting better? It’s possible that they have complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS after a car accident, you may want to look into seeking compensation through a car accident claim. The attorneys at Shrager & Sachs have dedicated, skilled lawyers who work tirelessly to get justice for their clients. We may be able to help you get fair compensation.

It may benefit you to have more information on complex regional pain syndrome. Let’s look into what it is, how it can arise, and what signs indicate that you may have it.

When is a Failed Plastic Surgery Procedure Considered Malpractice?

Published on Sep 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Social media and influencers have put plastic surgery procedures more into the mainstream over the last couple years even though they have been common for a long time. According to Health Research Funding (HRF), 14.6 million cosmetic surgeries are completed in the United States each year.

With that many procedures happening annually, it only makes sense that some of them go wrong. In fact, about 1% of all plastic surgeries result in complications. That might sound small, but that averages out to about 150,000 patients a year with complications. When a cosmetic procedure goes terribly wrong, you may have legal options depending on the outcome of the procedure and to the effect it has affected you.

Privacy Rights You Need to Be Aware of When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’re the plaintiff in a personal injury case, you might feel like you’ve been asked to provide a lot of personal information. The defense might have asked for information like your income, insurance policy, tax returns, drivers license number, or social security number. Typically, you keep this information private because you feel it’s personal or because you want to protect yourself from identity theft. But in a personal injury case, do you have the luxury of privacy?

Neil Armstrong’s Death: Why Secrecy is Harmful in a Medical Negligence Case

Published on Aug 2, 2019 at 9:09 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Around the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk and nearly seven years since his unexpected passing, information regarding the circumstances of his death and the legal actions that followed have surfaced. The New York Times received records from an anonymous source that detailed the complications that Armstrong faced and the legal settlement that was made after his death between the hospital and his family. This new information brings about questions regarding how harmful secrecy can be when medical malpractice is involved in a patient’s death.

What Can We Do to Prevent Accidents That Occur at Intersections?

Published on Aug 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Intersections come in many different sizes, designs, and configurations. Some intersections contain as many as six converging streets. For any driver, but especially those with little experience driving or knowledge of the area, intersections can be confusing. When that confusion is combined with impatience or general negligence, the chances of an accident happening increases significantly.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 40 percent of all traffic accidents take place at intersections. The most common cause of these accidents is aggressive driving. Behaviors that are considered aggressive include tailgating, improper lane changes, dangerous passing, erratic speed changes, failing to yield right of way, speeding, making improper turns, and ignoring traffic control devices or signs.

In order to prevent accidents that occur at intersections, it’s important to understand what the best driving behaviors are for approaching an intersection and dealing with different types of traffic.

Congratulations to the Winner of the Shrager & Sachs Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm in Firm News.

Shrager & Sachs is proud to announce that we’ve chosen a winner for our first annual scholarship– for Fall 2019. We were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! It was a pleasure to read every application we received.

Congratulations to Regan J. Licciardello of Llano, Texas!

Regan will be attending Texas A&M University as an undergraduate and is planning on becoming an Endocrinologist.

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