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Identifying Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Warning Signs

As elders become physically and mentally incapable of caring for themselves, many people put their elderly loved ones into a nursing home. Nursing homes are designed to provide medical care and various forms of therapy so that the occupants of that nursing home are as healthy as possible despite ages and conditions. Majority of occupants in nursing homes do not need hospital care, but need to be watched over and tended to several times a day. Oftentimes, unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to provide the appropriate services,committing acts[...]

Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S., Study Says

A recent study published in The BMJ medical journal is shedding light on the serious impact of medical errors in hospitals and other health care settings. According to the study – which was conducted by patient safety researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and published in May – medical errors may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers noted the following about the study: Medical errors encompassed a broad category ranging from negligent doctors to issues involving communication and mistakes during patient[...]

Decrease in Medical Malpractice Verdicts May Not Be a Good Sign

According to an article published by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as of last year, medical malpractice jury verdicts dropped significantly. While many individuals in the medical community believe this may come as a relief from increasing insurance premiums, many attorneys believe this is an indication that injured patients are not being provided with opportunities for redress. Reports state that in the state of Pennsylvania, juries issued verdicts in 449 malpractice cases. Of those medical malpractice cases, 78.4% of those verdicts were decided in favor of the defendant. In 2015, 78.2% of 101 verdicts[...]

Community Involvement Spotlight: Rob Sachs & the SeniorLAW Center

At Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, we care about our community and take pride in getting involved with local organizations. As part of his commitment to the people he serves, Attorney Robert Sachs is involved with the SeniorLAW Center, where he serves as a board member. Mr. Sachs views his service as a board member of SeniorLaw Center as an adjunct to his nursing home negligence practice. "Over 20 years ago, just after I began working as David Shrager’s partner in 1994, Mr. Shrager encouraged myself and the rest of the firm to[...]

One-Year Anniversary of Amtrak 188 Derailment

Thursday, May 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment that took place in Frankfort. Sadly, on that day, eight people suffered fatal injuries while over 200 others suffered serious harms. The National Transportation Safety Board reported that the Amtrak train reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour before derailing on a curve near Frankford Junction. Still, a mystery remains. Even now, researchers cannot identify the exact cause of the accident or any circumstances leading up to the tragic event. The engineer of Amtrak 188 states[...]

Rob Sachs to Serve as Course Planner & Speaker at PA Nursing Home Litigation Seminar

Managing Partner Rob Sachs is serving as the course planner and as speaker at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Seminar scheduled to take place on Monday May 2, 2016. The panel will include other lawyers from around the country who are experts in a variety of nursing home subjects, including nursing home abuse and neglect. During the seminar, Attorney Sachs will be discussing case selection and intake. Other subjects will include how to take the most effective corporate designee deposition, corporate negligence in Pennsylvania, subrogation and reimbursement[...]

Robert Sachs Included in 2016 Best Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that Robert Sachs has been included in the 2016 Super Lawyers List for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession. This accomplishment is a truly a testament to his experience, professionalism, and unparalleled client advocacy. As managing partner of Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, Robert’s practice focuses on plaintiff’s complex personal injury claims, including those involving mass torts, product liability, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. A seasoned attorney with significant experience and a solid history of success in the courtroom, Robert is also a[...]

Attorney Robert L. Sachs, Jr. Earns a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco is excited to announce that our very own Attorney Robert L. Sachs, Jr. has earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating as a top medical malpractice lawyer. From the beginning, Attorney Sachs has worked hard to protect the rights and futures of those affected by birth injuries, spinal injuries, misdiagnoses, medication errors, and other malpractice issues. Because he is passionate about securing positive results for his clients, Attorney Sachs does everything in his power to streamline each case for each client. In every medical malpractice[...]

3 Tips to Help You Avoid a Pedestrian Accident While Jogging

When the weather is nice, it can be enjoyable to put on your running shoes and go for a brisk jog. While this can be a great form of exercise and a great mental break from a stressful day, jogging can be extremely dangerous if you do not pay close attention to your surroundings. To help you avoid a pedestrian accident while going for a run, consider the 3 helpful tips our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers have listed below: 1. Run Against the Flow Traffic It is important to jog[...]

Seeking Compensation for Infant Intracranial Hemorrhages

One of the most common ways for a child to be injured during birth is by an intracranial hemorrhage, or “brain bleed.” This type of trauma can occur during labor and delivery complications, often caused by the negligence of doctors or nurses during or near the time of birth. While some brain bleeds are minor and heal in a short amount of time, others can be very serious and result in permanent brain damage or other lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, seizures, or developmental and intellectual disabilities. (more…)

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