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January 16, 2020

Surprising Facts About Missed and Delayed Diagnoses

When most people go to the doctor, they bring with them the assumption that they will find out if there is anything wrong with their health. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. It is nowhere near as rare as you might assume for medical practitioners to fail to diagnose a serious health problem—or to diagnose …

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January 14, 2020

Have A Safe Journey

Planning a trip includes trying to ensure a fun and safe journey. While some risks are inherent, many of us take precautions to be savvy, safe travelers. We check safety records, compare prices, ask friends for recommendations, allow extra time, and inquire about food options, all to help ensure our comfort and safety. Unfortunately, it …

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December 16, 2019

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer occurs in the large intestine, the lowest part of the digestive system. It’s grouped with rectal cancer into colorectal cancer, and these cancers affect 150,000 men and women in the United States annually. Colorectal cancers tend to grow slowly, beginning with small benign growths called polyps, and can be successfully treated in the …

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December 9, 2019

Breech Birth and Spinal Injuries

When a woman is pregnant, it’s vital that her physicians be attentive and alert to potential problems, performing any and all necessary tests to ensure a safe delivery. When a doctor fails to properly diagnose and treat an infant and mother during the prenatal period, complications that should be manageable can become dire. One complication …

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November 18, 2019

Stillbirth: What really happened?

Sometimes stillbirth has little to do with fate: it’s the result of negligent medical care.

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November 11, 2019

Family Caregivers Month

Did you know that November is National Family Caregivers Month to recognize and honor family caregivers across the nation? The theme for 2019 is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” which is meant to bring attention to the way caregivers must manage challenges day and night. Using this month to draw attention to family caregivers affords the …

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November 5, 2019

Lake Success Attorneys Named to 2019 Metro New York Super Lawyers® List

Lake Success, New York, October 29, 2019…. Four attorneys from the New York plaintiffs’ medical negligence law firm, Pegalis Law Group, LLC have been named to the competitive New York Metro Super Lawyers® list for 2019. Less than five percent of all lawyers in New York are selected by Super Lawyers® following a rating of …

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October 23, 2019

Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury [Infographic]

October 14, 2019

Diagnosing Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is important because breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, affecting about one in eight women. Treatment for breast cancer ranges from the removal of a minor lump to a double mastectomy, with additional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy also …

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October 8, 2019

How Birth Injuries Can Affect New Mothers

Birth injuries are a particularly tragic type of medical malpractice. It’s devastating to learn that a child will have a lifelong disability before he or she has a chance to enjoy childhood. Sometimes, new mothers are also affected by injuries during labor and delivery, and these can be fatal. After a wrongful death, families need …

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