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Common Causes of Wrongful Death During Pregnancy

Physicians owe a duty of care to patients to provide safe, responsible medical treatment. If your loved one died during pregnancy, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys can investigate the situation and provide compassionate representation. There are many causes of wrongful death during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. These could often be prevented with adequate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes fail to act, or make hasty, reckless judgments regarding a patient’s care, resulting in wrongful death. There Are 2 Main Causes of Wrongful Death During Pregnancy: 1. A[...]

Airport Safety Tips for Summer

When you go to the airport, you’re usually wondering if you forgot anything, if you have your identification, and how long it will take to get through security. The clients we’ve represented who have been injured or sustained losses because of accidents inside an airport never thought that while they were traveling their lives would be changed in this way. It is paramount for every airport to ensure the safety and security of its passengers and personnel, but that’s not always the case. Philadelphia-based Managing Partner Rob Sachs,[...]

Fourth of July Safety Tips: Staying Safe During the Holidays

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco hopes everyone throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania has a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend. As one of the most popular holidays of the year, we know that many local residents will be heading off for vacation soon, or gearing up for celebrations. Because this time of year historically sees an increase in the number of preventable accidents, injuries, and hospital visits, our injury lawyers would like to send a reminder to all that you should be focused on staying safe, even when you’re[...]

Safe Driving Tips for the End of Summer

With the end of summer quickly approaching, many of us will be taking to the roads for Labor Day weekend, vacations, or to take college students back to school. As you head out on the highways, you need to be especially alert of the dangers posed by sharing the road with tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. As a Philadelphia lawyer who regularly handles truck and commercial vehicle injury cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco Managing Partner Rob Sachs, Jr. is especially aware of[...]

What is a Mediation?

What is a mediation? In our practice, we are often asked by the lawyers on the other side to either mediate or arbitrate our cases. These are often confusing concepts for our clients. Last week in Columbus, Ohio, managing partner, Rob Sachs, Jr., spoke about how to communicate more effectively in mediations during a continuing legal education program entitled "Connectionology". Also speaking with Attorney Sachs were outstanding lawyers and trial support experts from around the country including: John Romano (West Palm Beach, FL); Harvey Moore, Ph.D. (Tampa, FL); Steve[...]

The Impact Infections Can Have on a Pregnancy

Infections can be especially dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn child if they are not quickly diagnosed and treated. Pregnancy can make infections more severe, which makes it all the more pressing to start treatment as soon as possible. Even mild infections can cause serious complications. Learn more about the impact infections can have on pregnancy. Why Are Pregnant Women at a Higher Risk of Infection? Pregnancy affects a woman’s entire body. Changes in hormone levels and immune system function can cause women to be more vulnerable[...]

Medical Errors on the Rise in VA Hospitals

Hospitals throughout the U.S., including VA facilities, are facing pressure to reduce the number of preventable medical errors that have led to a growing number of patient injuries or deaths. The trouble is that while there is a seven percent increase in medical errors reported at VA hospitals, there has been an eighteen percent dip in investigations as to why they occurred. As malpractice payouts to veterans have reached a 12-year high, a pattern of preventable deaths and low accountability has, unfortunately, become evident. Although the VA has[...]

Presidential Administration Endangering the Elderly

Last year, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS) finalized a new rule that bans nursing homes from forcing patients and their families into private arbitration. These mandatory arbitration clauses were hidden in the contract’s fine print, and many families were unaware of the term or misunderstood what private arbitration entailed. This type of arbitration is a practice that keeps any potential nursing home abuse charges out of the public court system, which weakens a patients’ legal leverage. On June 5, 2017, CMS released another proposed rule[...]

What Causes Seizures in Newborns?

A seizure is defined as abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, which cause symptoms such as convulsions, altered consciousness, and brain disturbances. Seizures in infants can indicate neonatal brain damage has occurred. Often, they are the first sign of a birth injury. Frequently, seizures develop in babies who were deprived of oxygen during the delivery process. Many seizure-causing injuries occur near or during delivery. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) HIE is the most common cause of neonatal seizures. This brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during[...]

Rigorous Penalty System Leads to More Fines for Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

In previous years, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has been rather lax in its penalty system regarding complaints of substandard and negligent care in nursing homes. However, within the first four months of this year, there has been a drastic change. In fact, the state has exacted more fines during this period than the previous three years combined, hinting at a much-needed change in how the industry’s failings are handled. While it is promising to see substandard nursing care finally being addressed, it is still to be seen[...]

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