Robert Sachs

Robert Sachs
Robert L. Sachs, Jr., the managing partner of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, has more than twenty-six years of experience helping those who have been harmed by a caregiver and has lectured nationally on nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, product liability, and truck accident litigation. He was appointed as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for consolidated nursing home litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and he is an active member of the American Association for Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group. He blogs frequently on the latest legal news and also nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and neglect. After graduating cum laude from Amherst College in 1981, Mr. Sachs went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Villanova University Law School in 1984. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd District, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sachs is a member of several legal associations, including the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania and American Associations for Justice. He has held numerous leadership and committee positions, including serving as one of Pennsylvania’s elected Governors to the American Association for Justice. He also volunteers substantial time serving on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Public Justice Foundation. Mr. Sachs has also been published in the Villanova Law Review and Trial Magazine. Outside his practice, Mr. Sachs volunteers with several community organizations and focuses on youth sports. He has served as assistant coach of the Valley Forge Minutemen, girls’ ice hockey coach for the Rink at Old York Road and baseball coach for the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club. He also offers an annual safety address to new drivers and their parents at Germantown Friends School.

Recent Posts By Robert Sachs

PA Health Department Says Inspection Reports Not For Court, Lobbyist Behind the Change

Robert Sachs, Esq. http://www.shragerlaw.com There is no question that very serious problems of neglect, abuse, and inside politics currently wrack the nursing home industry. Here in Pennsylvania, the fight to protect our elderly loved ones against such negligence and corruption is very real. Last year, the state health department posted a disclaimer that their “surveys” of nursing home compliance with safety regulations were not intended “to be evidence of compliance with any legal standard of care in third-party litigation.” In other words, inspection records were not to be used against nursing homes in court. This type of language clearly tries …

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Man Beaten in His Home by Rent-a-Center Employee Forced to Arbitration

Robert Sachs, Esq. In a recent case, an 88-year-old man was beaten and robbed by a Rent-a-Center employee, and left for three days before being discovered in critical condition. Any logical person might think that such a terrible story would see its day in court. Well, that’s true–but not for what you think. Turns out, the victim had recently rented a refrigerator from Rent-a-Center. A 28-year-old employee had come to install it for him and repair a TV. Two weeks later, after quitting his job but allegedly still wearing the Rent-a-Center uniform, he returned to rob the elderly man and …

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Overmedicating the Elderly: Chemical Restraint in American Nursing Homes

Robert Sachs, Esq. A troubling reality of drug abuse in American nursing homes is coming to light through class action lawsuits and personal stories. Family caretakers and elderly advocates are discovering a dark system of drug abuse inflicted on their elderly parents and loved ones, often when it is too late. Almost 300,000 residents currently receive antipsychotic drugs, including Risperdal, Haldol, and Seroquel, which approved to treat severe schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, nursing homes employ them instead to sedate, suppress, and immobilize residents, often claiming that it suppresses aggression, and anxiety that come with dementia and Alzheimers disease. Some …

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