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How Can Nursing Homes Better Protect Residents From Falls?

When residents of a nursing home suffer a fall, it can have a catastrophic effect on their health. Sometimes, falls are fatal. Even when they aren’t, they can result in traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, and other painful and debilitating outcomes. Of the roughly 1.6 million people who live in nursing facilities around the U.S., about half suffer at least one fall annually. Nursing homes must do a better job to protect residents from falls. (more…)

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco is proud to announce that our personal injury law firm is included in the 12th edition of “Best Law Firms.” This list, released by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, compiles data from all over the country to rank the best law firms and present them to the public. This way, those searching for legal representation can make an informed decision about who can provide the help they need. (more…)

Top Signs That a Hospital or Care Center May Be Negligent

Actions that injure patients should never happen in a hospital setting. But negligent acts leading to physical harm too often occur in the very facilities intended to save lives, cure illness, and heal injuries. A failure to act can also be a type of negligence, and is especially grievous when abuse is allowed to occur in an assisted living center or nursing home. In the worst cases of hospital negligence, wrongful death can result. For these reasons, it is important to be aware of the top signs that[...]

Do Most Elderly Abuse Victims Get the Support They Need?

It’s estimated that as many as five million older adults are abused in the U.S. each year. These numbers may seem impossibly high, and lead many to ask: where does most elder abuse occur? Elder abuse has been known to happen in a person’s own home, in the home of a friend or family member, in a hospital, or in any other residential or healthcare setting. There is evidence that nursing home abuse is one of the most prevalent types of elder abuse. But do most elderly abuse[...]

How Do High-Speed Winds Affect Truckers?

Bad weather is rarely the cause of a truck accident—bad decisions are. Wind may not be the most often-discussed driving danger, but high-speed winds can be extremely dangerous to large commercial trucks and the cars around them. Let’s look closer at the way high-speed winds affect truckers as they work to safely operate their vehicles. For further questions about truck driving laws and safety regulations, reach out to a lawyer practiced in truck accident law. (more…)

How to Find Complaints Filed Against a Hospital or Nursing Home in Pennsylvania

Entrusting your health, or the health of a loved one, to a medical care facility is a life-altering decision. It’s critical to know if there have been victims of medical malpractice, negligence, or abuse in the healthcare facility you are researching. This article will provide information on how to find complaints filed against a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare facility in Pennsylvania. We’ll also discuss the most common types of complaints, and where to research the professional history of a doctor or other healthcare provider. For further[...]

How Do You Report Debris on the Highway in PA?

Fallen trees. Fragments of broken traffic signals. Furniture that flew out of the back of a truck bed. Debris on the highway is a major hazard to vehicles barreling at speeds upwards of 65 mph toward these large objects. But reporting road debris is one of the easiest ways to help stop preventable accidents from happening. (more…)

Understand the Rights You Sign Away When Renting Away from Home

There are a lot of advantages to choosing a vacation rental home over a hotel, resort, or other short-term travel accommodation. Renting a vacation home can be a great option for groups or families looking to get away and spend quality time together in a more spacious, private, and homelike environment than a commercial hotel. Online vacation rental marketplaces like VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and Airbnb have capitalized on the merits their properties offer to travelers looking for more isolated vacation alternatives amid pandemic-era concerns. (more…)

Congratulations to the Winner of the Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco Fall 2021 Scholarship

Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco is proud to announce that we've chosen a winner for our second annual scholarship-- for Fall 2021. 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 Justine Avila of New Mexico! Justine will be attending University of Arizona as an undergraduate. This was the essay topic: French novelist Marcel Proust once described a character recalling vivid memories from childhood after eating a madeleine cookie dipped[...]

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