• Pegalis and Erickson is Decked Out For The 10th Annual National Wear Red Day!

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    The law firm of Pegalis and Erickson is all decked out for the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day. We’re  proud to support the AHA’s “Go Red For Women” movement and the Long Island “Go Red For Women” educational workshops/luncheon!  For more information on National Wear Red Day, click here! 

  • “Battles Erupt Over Filling Doctors’ Shoes” Explores the Growing Role of Physician Assistants Filling Gaps in Primary Health Care

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    An article published by the Wall Street Journal yesterday explores the role of Physician Assistants filling gaps in primary health care. Many PA’s are helping with the primary-care doctor’s workload by performing tasks such as examining patients, prescribing medications, and conducting rounds in hospitals. What do you think about being treating by a physician’s assistant instead of an M.D.?

    Check out the full article on the Wall Street Journal 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. 

  • Join Pegalis and Erickson in Supporting the AHA and Learn The Warning Signs of Heart Disease

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    Did you know that tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women? 23% more women that ten years ago, are aware that heart disease is  their No. 1 health threat!  But the fight is far from over because  hundreds of thousands of women still die each year. Please join Pegalis and Erickson in supporting the AHA and Learn the Warning signs and visit heart.org here

  • 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.

    Disclaimer:
    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. 

     

  • Chalk One Up For Women In Law! Jenny Rivera Nominated to the New York State Court of Appeals

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    Chalk one up for women in law! Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday nominated Jenny Rivera, a CUNY Professor of Law, with no prior experience as a judge, to fill a state Court of Appeals seat!

    If confirmed by the state Senate, she will become the second Hispanic to sit on the Court of Appeals. Cuomo’s office praised Rivera, 51, as a defender of legal rights of all New Yorkers who would “make our state a fairer, more just place to live.” Rivera was a special deputy state attorney general for civil rights when Cuomo was attorney general in 2007 and 2008. Since 2008, she has been a CUNY Law professor and founder and director of the school’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality.

    For the whole story, click here! 

  • New U.S. Study Finds Patients Are Rarely Told About Medication Errors

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    A new U.S. study published by Critical Care Medicine reveals that patients are rarely told about mistakes with their medicines, an announcement that is likely to come as a big surprise to most patients and families. The researchers relayed that most medication mistakes did not harm patients, but those that did were more likely to happen with ICU (intensive care units) patients and their families.

    For more information and to read the entire article, visit Reuters online here.

    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.

    Disclaimer:
    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. 

  • New Rule for Hospitals | Hospital and Physician Partners Face Penalties for Privacy Leaks

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    An article published by ModernHealhcare.com recently outlines the new privacy rule that was released on January 17th, 2013. The new rule expands the liability of business associates of hospitals, physicians, and other HIPAA-covered entities if they release data in certain ways that violate patient privacy.

    Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary, commented on the rule saying, “The new rule will help protect patient privacy and safeguard patients’ health information in an ever-expanding digital age.”

    To view the entire article, head on over to ModernHealthcare.com here !

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

  • Pegalis and Erickson Medical Malpractice Case Featured in the NY Daily News

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    Pegalis and Erickson secured a $5.3 Million settlement for Deidre Thompson, who suffered medical malpractice during the birth of her son Sebastian. Sebastian was born with a heart rate of over 200 beats per minute and was not breathing on his own. He was also having seizures and a later CT scan of his brain showed a skull fracture and bleeding. Today, Sebastian is permanently disabled and has difficulty walking and speaking.

    Pegalis and Erickson attorney Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard is quoted in the article saying “In order to get the baby through, they were pushing on her stomach”.

    Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard and Pegalis and Erickson succeeded in gaining a $5.3 verdict for Deidre Thompson and her son Sebastian for the injuries that were sustained at Queens Hospital Center.

    To view the entire article on NY Daily News, click here.

    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.

    Disclaimer:
    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. 

  • Defining Medical Malpractice Law

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers harm due to the negligent actions or inactions of a medical professional. This video takes a closer look at medical malpractice and how you can tell whether your case is legitimate.

    A physician, anesthesiologist, or pharmacist may be found guilty of medical malpractice if their conduct falls below the generally accepted standards of care and result in treating you. Examples include failure to diagnose a condition properly, errors during treatment, and improper medication prescriptions. You can learn how to file a personal injury claim for medical malpractice by watching the full video. 

    For more information about your legal options following an instance of medical malpractice, contact Pegalis & Erickson today at (516) 684-2900. Our medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal representation.

    Disclaimer:
    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. 

  • Pegalis and Erickson’s Own Linda Oliva, Esq. Is Volunteering For a Special Mentoring Program on Wednesday Night!

    Our very own Linda Oliva, Esq. is a Board member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and she is volunteering this Wednesday, January 30th, for a special speed mentoring event from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.  Check out the flyer below for more information! 

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

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