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New study finds HPV test may be more effective in cervical cancer screening

Study Suggests protection from cervical cancer through HPV screening may be better than Pap test. Screening offered greater protection against cervical cancer three years after either test was given. Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests.The increased protection offered by HPV screening was particularly notable in women aged 30 to 35. HPV-based screening provides 60â?"70% greater protection against invasive cervical carcinomas compared with cytologyThe researchers also found that HPV screening every five years was most protective against invasive cancers of the cervix, compared with Pap test screening done every three years. Read the summary here in the Lancet http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62218-7/abstract

We just got ranked a 2014 Tier One NY Best Law Firm!

 Lake Success, NY, November 4, 2013 –For the fourth consecutive year, the law firm of Pegalis and Erickson announce their top Tier One ranking as a 2014 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Additionally, Steven Pegalis, Stephen Erickson, Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, and Sanford Nagrotsky, all partners at Pegalis& Erickson, LLC, have been named to the 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

“We’re proud to be named as a New York Tier One “Best Law Firm” again this year, as the review process is first-rate. We are most proud of the success we enjoy on behalf of our clients by providing peace of mind, a sense of justice, and financial security. Our team’s personal investment in each case has brought about our consistent success,” said Stephen Erickson, senior partner at Pegalis & Erickson.

For the 2014 rankings over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale.  The rankings can be seen in their entirety at BestLawFirms.USNews.com.

ABOUT US: Pegalis & Erickson, LLC, is a law firm who focuses on seriously injured people that suffered medical negligence. We have won some of the largest verdicts in NY history for birth trauma, misdiagnosed cancers, and surgical errors.  For more than forty years our dedication and commitment has helped patients and/or their families to secure monetary restitution to continue day-to-day- living. We strive to be an advocate for patient safety by securing medical accountability and safer medical practices for better patient care. Please visit us at www.pegalisanderickson.com.

ABOUT THE RANKINGS:  The U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional info provided by law firms’ submission process. Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services for 30 years to identify attorneys best qualified to represent them.

Contact:  Ellen Christie, Marketing Director

(516) 684-2900

echristie@pegalisanderickson.com

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RotaCareNY Celebrates 20 Years

Pleased to support RotaCare NY through their 20th Annual Caregivers Ball. Do you know RotaCare? They provide free health care and medications for L.I.'s neediest through volunteer medical professionals. You can support them here http://www.rotacareny.org/donation.html 

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Study finds 25% operating room errors are tech/equip problems, but avoidable if checklist used.

Researchers reviewed 28 published studies on operating room errors and found that technology/equipment issues were cited in about 15 percent of malpractice claims. An average of 2.4 errors occurred in each procedure, and technology/equipment issues accounted for 23.5 percent of these errors.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_139061.html

Linda Oliva named a L.I. Top 50 Most Influential Woman for contributions to economy and community.

 LINDA OLIVA, ESQ. NAMED A TOP 50 WOMAN IN BUSINESS

Lake Success, NY, October 11, 2013; Linda M. Oliva, Esq. has been named one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by the Long Island Business News, for her contributions to the economy and community. The Top 50 will be honored at a gala on Thursday, October 17, at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

Oliva has been a distinguished attorney for plaintiffs in medical negligence cases for more than 20 years. She handles all aspects of pretrial litigation and appeals representing patients in cases involving birth injury, surgical, neurosurgical, cardiac, and women’s health care negligence including the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Oliva dedicates considerable time to community services. In 2011, she was the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation Courage Award recipient. Oliva serves on the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and is active in several organizations that support Breast Cancer research, awareness, and patient support, including the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, the Adelphi Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Foundation Golf Outing Committee which raises money for breast cancer research and awareness.  She has also mentored students at the ABGS Middle School in Hempstead, NY. 

Oliva has been back with Pegalis and Erickson, LLC, since 1996. Linda M. Oliva, Esq. obtained her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University, where she was elected to Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society). She is admitted to practice law in New York State and in the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

About Us: Pegalis & Erickson, LLC, is a law firm who focuses on serious injured people that suffered medical negligence. We have won the largest verdicts in NY history for birth trauma, misdiagnosed cancers, and surgical errors.  For more than forty years our dedication and commitment has helped patients and/or their families to secure some monetary restitution to continue day-to-day- living. We strive to be an advocate for patient safety by securing medical accountability and safer medical practices for better patient care. Please visit us at www.pegalisanderickson.com

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