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October 19, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Tips for Having a Safer Pregnancy

The loss of a baby during pregnancy is not something anyone wants to think about, but it’s a sad reality for many families. If the baby is lost before the 20th week of pregnancy, it’s called a miscarriage. A loss occurring after the 20th week is called a stillbirth. As many as 24,000 babies are …

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October 12, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Discussing Risk Factors with Your Doctor

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when various organizations raise public awareness about the disease and its impact on women worldwide. As an advocate for proactive patients, Pegalis Law Group, LLC analyzes the importance of discussing family history and other risk factors with your doctor. As with other forms of cancer, early detection, …

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September 20, 2020

Medical Malpractice: Expectations vs. Reality

When it comes to medical malpractice, there’s a lot of conflicting information available on the web. As such, people’s expectations frequently don’t match reality. Pegalis Law Group, LLC is here to set the record straight for our NYC-area clients who may be contemplating a case for personal injury or medical negligence. Educating our clients so …

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September 12, 2020

What to Look for in a Doctor to Ensure Patient Safety

Whether you’ve moved to a new neighborhood or started a job with different insurance benefits, selecting a new doctor can be challenging. Asking for recommendations from friends, family, and co-workers is an excellent jumping-off point. However, the decision is ultimately up to you and your values. In honor of International Patient Safety Day on September …

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August 26, 2020

Five Myths About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Sadly, medical negligence is a lot more common than many people realize. However, so are the public stigmas and misconceptions surrounding such cases. Representing medical malpractice clients for nearly 50 years, Pegalis Law Group, LLC is here to debunk five myths about medical malpractice lawsuits. Don’t let one of these common myths prevent you from …

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August 3, 2020

The Evolution of Vaccines & A COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Part of being a proactive patient is keeping up-to-date with your immunization shots or vaccinations. Immunizations aren’t merely for children. It’s equally essential for adults to get them regularly to ward off various illnesses, including the flu, measles, mumps, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and hepatitis B. You may be wondering when and where the idea for …

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July 13, 2020

Getting Back on Track with Your Healthcare Appointments

Many Americans were forced to put their healthcare on the back burner during the first half of 2020, as doctor’s offices and hospitals were overwhelmed by attending to coronavirus patients. Now that more healthcare facilities are reopening to their standard patients, you may be wondering about the future of your care. First and foremost, it’s …

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July 6, 2020

Types of Cerebral Palsy & How It Affects Children

Examining the Types of Cerebral Palsy & How It Affects Children Commonly referred to as CP, cerebral palsy is a condition characterized by a lack of body movement coordination. Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, the part of the brain responsible for motor function development. Palsy refers to paralysis of voluntary body movement. Cerebral palsy in …

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June 24, 2020

Pledges of a Proactive Healthcare Patient

Staying Healthy in 2020: Pledges of a Proactive Patient Navigating healthcare and being a proactive patient isn’t always easy, but it’s especially challenging amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Although many of us are still self-isolating and social distancing to flatten the curve, it’s essential to pay attention to your health and remain up-to-date with your …

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June 8, 2020

World Blood Donor Day

The Significance of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) Every year, thousands of volunteers come together to make World Blood Donor Day possible on June 14. The day serves as a friendly reminder about the importance of donating this precious life-saving gift. Many patients with serious medical conditions benefit from blood donation, as well as those …

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