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Can Poor Bedside Manner Lead To Malpractice?

Pitfalls in bedside manner can lead to malpractice lawsuits, as patients can feel disrespected or ignored. When health care providers are rude or dismissive to patients, it can shatter trust and cause serious medical errors. In some cases, poor bedside manner may cause injury or death. Preventing these kinds of lawsuits is critical for both patients and health care providers. However, improving bedside manner is not always easy. It requires time and effort to change long-standing habits and attitudes. But it is worth it, as better bedside manner[...]

Rob Sachs To Speak at Upcoming PAJ Nursing Home Litigation Seminar

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco is pleased to announce that Rob Sachs will be speaking at the upcoming Nursing Home Litigation Seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). This virtual event will take place on Nov. 16, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. To register for and access this event, please visit PAJ’s website. Attendees will be granted continuing legal education (CLE) credits. As managing partner of Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, Rob Sachs, Jr. has dedicated his professional career to providing vigorous legal representation to[...]

How To Identify Seizures in Babies

Seizures in infants can be much more difficult to identify than those suffered by adults. The convulsions most commonly associated with seizures are rare in infancy. But early detection is critical. During this period of rapid brain development, a seizure can inflict trauma that can stunt a child’s cognitive growth, lead to learning impairments, cause permanent brain damage, and ultimately slow overall development. In rare cases, a seizure can be fatal to a young child. (more…)

How To Start a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you were harmed by the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of a health care provider in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you may be owed compensation. Medical malpractice lawsuits create a legal avenue for you to recover that compensation. The process of starting a medical malpractice lawsuit can be complicated, though. Some strict requirements and deadlines must be met, which can be difficult for victims of medical malpractice who are already dealing with the aftermath of a serious medical error. At Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco, we pride[...]

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable?

If you’ve received or will receive money from a lawsuit, you’re probably wondering if that money is taxable or not. The answer to that question is that it depends. Parties may file lawsuits and win settlements under a variety of circumstances. The situation that results in you being awarded a settlement will dictate whether you’ll have to pay taxes on it. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), lawsuit settlements are generally considered as income with one exception, which is when personal injury lawsuit settlements are involved. Below[...]

Is Personal Injury the Same as Medical Malpractice?

It’s not unusual to hear the question: Is personal injury the same as medical malpractice? This is an understandable query, as a personal injury can result from medical malpractice. While the terms “personal injury” and “medical malpractice” do not mean the same thing, there can be some overlap. (more…)

What Are the Signs of a Brain Injury in a Child?

Brain injuries are categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, but make no mistake—there is no such thing as a minor medical issue when a brain injury is involved. Any time a child is exhibiting symptoms of a brain injury, it is a medical emergency and should be treated as such. As a parent, it is important to familiarize yourself with the signs of brain injury in a child. If your child suffers a serious fall or blow to the head and you notice any of the symptoms discussed[...]

How Common Is Emergency Room Malpractice?

Taking a trip to the emergency room is a scary experience. Whether you suffered a fall, ingested a toxic substance, or experienced a sudden onset of troubling symptoms, you need to know there’s a place where you can be treated both promptly and effectively. But not every patient who visits the ER receives the level of care they deserve. How common is emergency room malpractice?    If you or a loved one suffered emergency room negligence in the greater Philadelphia area, our experienced attorneys are ready to discuss your[...]

What To Do After Being in an Out-of-State Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident is one of the most traumatizing events you may ever go through. The recovery time alone may take weeks, months, or even longer, and many victims’ maximum medical improvement falls short of their physical condition prior to the wreck.  Your situation may be further complicated if you were in an out-of-state truck accident. If you were traveling through Pennsylvania at the time of your accident, you are likely unfamiliar with our local and state laws that will affect your truck accident claim[...]

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