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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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Who’s Liable When a Child Is Seriously Injured on a Trampoline?

Published on Jul 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Product Liability.

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Summer is the perfect time to break out the trampoline for fun and exercise. It’s probably no surprise that when kids jump on trampolines, minor injuries like bruises and cuts can occur. Usually these injuries heal quickly and easily, and the child is back on the trampoline the next day. But what about when they are seriously injured on the trampoline? Although jumping on a trampoline can be fun, it requires caution.

5 Things You Need to Understand About Lawyer Fees

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been wrongfully injured in an accident and are considering taking legal action, it’s important to be aware of how lawyer fees work. There are different types of agreements, fees, and costs that could impact how much compensation you receive when your case settles. This blog will provide you with standard information about the fees you could face when hiring a legal representative. It’s important to note that fees and expenses vary depending on the law firm you choose and your unique circumstances.

Over 70 Nursing Homes with ‘Serious Deficiencies’ Have HUD Mortgages

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Earlier this month, two Pennsylvania Senators, Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D), issued a report identifying 478 nursing homes in the nation as having “serious deficiencies.” These facilities in turn were labeled as “special focus facilities” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This means that the labeled nursing homes have a “documented pattern of poor care” and will be eligible to be improved upon by CMS.

74 of these special focus facilities have guaranteed mortgages provided by a federal agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These mortgages were insured against default, meaning if the nursing home failed to make payments, their mortgage agreement was still intact. Since they were unable to go into default, some facilities and chains racked up serious debt—in some cases, millions of dollars—to HUD. Not only were some HUD-insured facilities unable to pay their mortgages, but as the Senators’ report showed, they were also unable to pay for proper care for their residents.

What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

Published on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm in Work Injury.

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Construction workers are often in dangerous environments. If everyone acts responsibly and takes proper safety precautions, then the employees should be able to stay safe. However, if one person acts negligently, they’re putting everyone on the construction site in danger. Construction site injuries can be life-changing or sometimes result in death. These accidents were preventable and the person responsible should be held liable for their actions.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Philadelphia 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm in Fun Stuff.

Summer is a time to relax and take advantage of the lovely warm weather. Your summer in Philadelphia is bound to be exciting because there’s always something happening. We’ve looked into what’s happening in our city in the coming months and are looking forward to every single item! Whether you’re looking for a festival, a show, delicious food, or where you can get away from it all and go for a hike, Philadelphia can provide. Let’s see what’s going on this summer.

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