Shaffer & Gaier – Trial Ready
At the law firm of Shaffer & Gaier, we offer decades of legal experience to individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In our years in practice, we have helped hundreds of clients, handling matters large and small. Although, we have represented clients for decades, we realize that the most important case to you is your own. Therefore, we provide thorough individual attention to every case – large or small. We know that the details of your situation are unique. Nonetheless, our commitment to you remains the same – we will aggressively seek the best possible result for you, in a timely and cost-effective manner.
For the benefit of our personal injury clients, we keep a registered nursing professional on our staff so that we can fully evaluate your medical concerns and understand what you need to maximize your recovery. We have longstanding relationships with expert witnesses, and will bring in accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals and others to present the most compelling case for your full financial recovery.
Noteworthy Recent Happenings
In the Philadelphia Inquirer
Patricia Legare, another resident under the care of Langhorne-based Woods Services, had a shoe print on her back after an assault by a staffer in May 2017. Legare, 15 at the time, has autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Medical Malpractice Settlement
Unmonitored Patient After Surgery Suffers Severe Brain Injury Due to Lack of Oxygen – $3M Settlement
We represented Tom S., 38 years of age, who went to a hospital in South Jersey with severe abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with a hernia and surgery was performed the next day without any complications.
He was then transferred to the medical surgical floor at this South Jersey hospital. At approximately 5:30am on July 20th, one of the Hospital’s nurses entered Tom’s room. She testified that she could not wake Tom S. up. She testified that she continued to arouse him for a period of time which she estimated could be as long as ten minutes, but the records revealed lasted almost thirty minutes. A “code” was called at the hospital and Plaintiff was then given medications that brought him back to life; however, with severe complications…
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Supreme Court Victory Leads to Arbitration Award
It certainly seemed like a long-time coming, but our firm was successful in taking our client’s case all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and finally securing a substantial award on her behalf.
In 2012, our client, Omar F., was employed by Metra Industries. Metra Industries was hired by the Chester Water Authority (“CWA”) to perform rehabilitation work on its water system in the City of Chester. On the date of the accident, a worker employed by CWA illegally parked his truck in front of a ditch where Omar was working. A third party struck the illegally parked truck, pushing it into the ditch, and sticking Omar and literally cutting Omar in half and killing him…