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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.

A community conversation

Our Associate, Linda Oliva, is joining â??Building Bridges: A Discussion between the Jewish and Hispanic Legal Communities," on 3-13 in Jericho. Speakers include the Honorable Steven Jaeger of the Nassau County Supreme Court and the Honorable Helen Voutsinas, of the Nassau County District Court.

Always nice to receive a thank you!

Please extend my thanks to everyone at Pegalis and Erickson for your continued support of our organization and the men and women who serve as New York State Court Officers, Joseph Cannella, President, Fraternal Order Order of Court Officers, NY State

Pegalis and Erickson Supports Heart Health! Check Out Information on The Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon

Pegalis and Erickson is proud to support heart health! Check out information from the Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon below: 

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Pegalis and Erickson’s medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal medical malpractice representation. Give us a call today at (516) 684-2900 to schedule an initial consultation. 

Study By Johns Hopkins Finds Surgical 'Never Events' Happen At Least 4,000 Times Per Year

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A recent malpractice study by Johns Hopkins reveals that “never events”, events which under no circumstances should ever happen during surgery, occur at least 4,000 times per year. Marty Makary, M.S., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins weighs in on the findings in the article saying, "There are mistakes in health care that are not preventable. Infection rates will likely never get down to zero even if everyone does everything right, for example. But the events we’ve estimated are totally preventable. This study highlights that we are nowhere near where we should be and there’s a lot of work to be done."

Check out the full article on here!

Pegalis and Erickson’s medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal medical malpractice representation. Give us a call today at (516) 684-2900 to schedule an initial consultation. 

Defining Medical Malpractice

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Personal injury cases, also known as tort law, are extremely common in the United States. They may be the result of a wide range of injuries, including those suffered in automobile accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. This article will take a closer look at personal injury claims related to medical malpractice.

About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to treatments, negligent acts, or omissions that cause injury to the patient. In order for an individual to file a claim for medical malpractice, they must demonstrate that there was a violation in standard of care, meaning that the healthcare professionals did not uphold the medical standards recognized as being acceptable under similar circumstances. In addition, these negligent actions must have caused an injury and significant damages that would otherwise not have occurred.

Types of Claims Involved

There are a number of injuries that constitute medical malpractice. This includes—but is not limited to— birth injuries, misdiagnosis, wrong-site surgery, and improper medication prescription or dosage. Additional examples of medical malpractice can be found on our website here.  

Steps You Can Take

One of the best steps to take after suffering an injury due to medical malpractice is to consult an experienced attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer will determine if you have enough information to support a personal injury claim, help you obtain the necessary medical documentation, and prepare your case in the event that it goes to trial.

When you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to malpractice, it’s time to contact your Long Island law firm. Give the medical malpractice attorneys with Pegalis & Erickson a call at (516) 684-2900 to set up an initial consultation. We handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including those affecting children.

The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not to be considered legal advice. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Any electronic correspondence, either through this website or through telephone or email with this firm is not to be considered a retention of this firm or any of its members, associates, employees or agents. 


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