On October 26th, an East Goshen couple in their 50′s left their home to take a walk around their neighborhood. Little did they know that a short while later, they would be rushed to the Paoli Hospital emergency room to treat multiple dog bite wounds.
PHILADELPHIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
YOU MAY BE FACING A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT WE HAVE LED MANY OTHERS BACK TO PEACE AND WE CAN DO THE SAME FOR YOU.
Gerard’s passion has always been teaching — guiding others in a meaningful way. As an attorney, he gets to do even more. People come to Gerard for help when they’re facing difficult challenges, and he gets to lead them, support them, and raise their spirits in a way that influences their lives for the better.
At heart, Neil is a civil rights activist who went into law to help level the playing field between the powerful and the powerless. He has secured American Sign Language interpretation services in Philadelphia hospitals and helped achieve greater fairness in prisoner rights cases throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Law enforcement officials are supposed to provide security to the citizens of their communities, but what happens when a police officer turns against you?
Nicole Bernie encountered this very scenario when, in the middle of a domestic dispute, she dialed 911 in her own defense.
Rather than protection, Bernie received injuries that ultimately led to a seizure from the corrupt officer who responded to her call. When she contacted attorney Gerard Schrom, he immediately filed a lawsuit against the Darby Township Police Department for excessive force and violation of Bernie’s constitutional rights. He won the case and continues to help others in similar situations today.
I highly recommend the law firm Schrom & Shaffer, P.C.. Big “G” (Gerard Schrom) is a highly intelligent lawyer who knows the law inside and out. Gerard and Staff treated me with respect and compassion, and understood the pain I was in, and worked very hard to get me the compensation I deserved.
I was in a very emotional state because of my circumstances and his demeanor was that of the most gracious, patient and empathetic person I have ever encountered... after having met Gerard Schrom, I immediately felt calm, resolute and got a sense that not only did he pay particular attention to details but at the end summarized my case perfectly. He listened.
Gerard was very knowledgeable regarding my case and made sure that I was fairly compensated. He put in a lot of time and effort on my behalf and I will always be grateful to him and his staff.
I have known Gerard for over 20 years. He has helped me overcome many entrepreneurial challenges. Gerard has been a mentor to me and an invaluable asset in helping me develop and protect my business legally. He has a very unique approach that gets to the root of a problem and not just the symptoms of it.
NOTABLE CASES & MATTERS
Fatal Dog Attack
On October 12, 2002, a neighbor’s rottweiler got loose and attacked Warren and Carolyn Clein’s mixed-breed terrier, nearly killing it. The couple later found out that under Pennsylvania law it was difficult, if not impossible, to recover those damages from the rottweiler’s owner. The case was settled in the Cleins’ favor outside of court.
The case was settled in the Client's’ favor outside of court.
MRSA Contraction at Work
A client had the onset of MRSA on February 15th, 2004. She believed that the infection was a result of her proximity to and contact with the inmates at the prison she worked at. Schrom & Shaffer settled her case for $226,000, one of the largest settlements for a MRSA-related case in the state of Pennsylvania.
Schrom & Shaffer settled her case for $226,000, one of the largest settlements for a MRSA related case in the state of Pennsylvania.
Hospital Nearly Shut Down
On December 18, 2003, Tenet’s Vice-President of Pennsylvania operations announced they would be closing the hospital on March 31, 2004. Tenet Health Care Systems claimed to be closing the facility due to financial losses, contrary to the evidence presented by Mr. Schrom which showed increasing revenues. For the first time in history, a hospital was prevented from closing its doors based on corporate profits.
For the first time in history, a hospital was prevented from closing its doors based on corporate profits.
Illness Caused by Job Stress
As a result of unreasonably increased job stress, Jean Whiteside suffered from headaches, constant abdominal pain, clinical depression and other physical and mental ailments. With Dr. Shore & Mr. Schrom’s advocacy, Whiteside was able to establish that her injuries were caused by the conditions at her workplace.
With Dr. Shore & Mr. Schrom's advocacy, Whiteside was able to establish that her injuries were caused by the conditions at her workplace.
We remember what it's like to be recent grads, and we want to help show others the way.
WE'VE HELPED MANY OTHERS IN YOUR SHOES. YOU COULD BE THE NEXT.
Although law school teaches you many valuable things, how to land a job is not always one of them. Books and lectures can’t tell you everything you need to know in the real world, and not all recent graduates have a network of experienced attorneys they can rely on for professional advice.
We’d like to establish a smoother path to success. We’ve had more than 50 student interns over the years, and now we’d like to partner with young lawyers looking to start their careers in the Philadelphia area. We would love the opportunity to walk you through case management programs and how to obtain a space to practice. In addition, we’d make ourselves available to you 24/7 via Skype to answer any questions that arise. If this opportunity interests you, contact us at either our Newtown Square or Media office.
WE ARE COMPETITIVE BY NATURE & WE THRIVE IN THE COURTROOM
WHEN THE LIGHTS TURN ON AND THE SHOW STARTS, WE ARE ENERGIZED AND READY TO GO. EVERYTHING LEADS INTO THAT MOMENT.
When clients initially meet with us, they typically first notice how calm and caring we are toward them. We make a concerted effort to be empathetic because we know our clients are generally dealing with very tough circumstances. However, do not mistake our kindness for weakness.
Most of us grew up playing sports and eventually got into law because we are competitive and ambitious by nature. Because of our innate passion, we litigate with heart and emphasis.
A BALANCED APPROACH
Yet, although we are zealous in the courtroom, we never lose sight of the facts. Our experience has trained us to be organized and polished rather than reactive. We are simply strong on the law with an emotional hook.
DOG BITES BLOG
Many Philadelphia residents are aware that pit bulls have a bad reputation. While advocates of the breed suggest that pit bull injuries and fatalities are the result of poor training and care on the owner’s part, the fact remains that the statistics...