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The blog of PEGALIS & ERICKSON, LLC: a medical malpractice law firm in Long Island representing those suffering from injuries caused by medical errors. Contact us for a free legal consultation today.

Celebrating Women's History Month

We're celebrating #Women's History tomorrow night with a new judge appointment; the Honorable Jenny Rivera!  Join #Linda Oliva, Esq. at  the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations' celebration dinner, 3-37 at the Melville Marriott.

The Steps to Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

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If you have suffered a wrongful injury at the hands of a doctor or other medical professional, knowing what to do next can be difficult. Talk to an experienced Long Island medical malpractice attorney right away. You’ll be able to go over all the steps of filing your claim in detail. These can include:

Locating Copies of Your Medical Records
Medical records are the foundation upon which a medical malpractice case rests. That is why it is critical to obtain your medical records as soon as possible. Your attorney will request a copy of your medical records from the facility where you suffered your injury.  Your attorney will then be able to examine the circumstances surrounding your injury in detail. He or she may solicit the opinions of medical professionals who may later serve as expert witnesses in your case.

Obtaining a Medical Assessment
As part of the pre-suit requirements of your jurisdiction, you may need to obtain a medical assessment from a third party physician to determine the scope and cause of your injuries. To ensure that you meet all requirements, work with your attorney to find a reputable professional who will conduct your medical assessment in detail.

Complying With all Pre-Suit Requirements
Many jurisdictions have a host of pre-suit requirements for medical malpractice cases. These requirements are designed to cut back on drawn-out or frivolous lawsuits and encourage out-of-court settlements. As part of these requirements, you may need to take certain steps before you can file a claim. An experienced attorney can guide you through this effort in a way that meets your best interests.

At Pegalis & Erickson of Long Island, medical malpractice is our focus. Our experienced attorneys can work with you throughout the legal process to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call our Lake Success office at (516) 684-2900.

Pregnancy Precautions

Did you know that some types of medical errors can cause birth injuries? Not responding promptly to complications such as fetal distress, and failing to anticipate complications are included.

Med malpractice 11 AM interview

Steve Erickson’s radio debut starts at 11:00 am on 1600AM!  Join us for new season of Legally Speaking today from 11-11:30 http://bit.ly/10dN3mA

Budget cuts threaten disabled

On behalf of UCPN, please consider contacting your local Senator and Assembly person and ask them to eliminate planned cuts to people with disabilities. Encourage them find alternates to solve budget issues that won't hurt people with disabilities, their families, and staff that care for them. Find your local Senator and Assemblyperson: http://www.commoncause.org/siteapps/advocacy/search.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4860375. Thank you! Bob McGuire, Executive Director, UCPA of Nassau County, Inc.

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