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Justice for Polina

Published on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm in Auto Accidents.

Last week Managing Partner Rob Sachs, Jr. filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Polina Kadiyska, a 22 year old ballerina who was hit and killed after an underage, drunk driver struck her with his car, resulting in her death. As reported in the Philadelphia Daily News on August 6, 2013, a 19-year-old-man who had been celebrating his birth day and was under the influence of alcohol struck and killed Polina in a crosswalk in South Philadelphia. The man later plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while under the influence and is currently serving a 5-10 year prison sentence.

Seniors Medication Adherence: A Compounding Problem

Published on May 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

More than half of seniors admit to not taking their medications as directed. For those living alone, this can be due to a variety of factors. For a senior living in a nursing home, this can be a result of poor oversight by the facility. Almost half of Americans age 65 years and older take at least five different prescription medications regularly, according to a recent study from Kelton Research. When a senior is taking a variety of medications in different dosages over an extended period of time, frequently they can make mistakes or miss a day.

When a senior moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is usually because of a loss of independence resulting from declining health. So it’s more important to these individuals to take all of their medications as directed by their physicians and it’s up to the staff of the senior care facility to ensure this. All too often, we receive calls from loved ones detailing the injuries or worse that are a result of improper medication administration.

Elder Abuse a Growing Problem in Philadelphia, Nation

Published on Mar 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

One of our areas of special focus arises from one of the greatest crimes against humanity: obtaining justice for elderly who are abused or neglected. We’ve all heard the horror stories and listened to friends struggling to find a great assisted living or nursing home facility for their parents or loved ones. Putting your trust in strangers to care for your aging family members is a daunting prospect. Because too often, the care they receive is sub-par or even criminal.

As reported in the Philadelphia Daily News on February 20th, “In Philadelphia and across the nation, elder abuse – physical, financial, sexual or by neglect – is a growing problem, yet it dwells in the shadows of the better-publicized crimes of child abuse and domestic abuse, advocates say.”

Smile, you’re on SEPTA Candid Camera

Published on Feb 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm in Personal Injury.

Did you know, when riding SEPTA you are being filmed almost all the time? It certainly makes sense. More and more we expect when we are in public areas, we are being photographed by numerous still and video cameras. And we hear all the time how this kind of surveillance can assist in a court case. Every evening on TV, the evening news and crime shows detail how the surveillance video from a nearby establishment helps to solve a crime or settle a dispute. This is true in real life as on television.

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