Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. We recommend everyone be proactive in their health care to help avoid medical errors. Our blog articles, online tips, and free attorney consultations are always available. We have settled many cases for significant monetary amounts, without our clients having to relive painful and emotional situations in courtrooms.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $875,000 settlement for a man who had surgery performed at the incorrect level of his spine. A 24-hour delay in surgery to correct this error then led to further damage, which could be permanent.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $750,000 settlement for an infant boy, who sustained a left-sided Erb’s palsy during his birth. The decisions made by healthcare providers to allow a vaginal delivery, as well as the obstetrician’s improper delivery maneuvers during the birth, were clear departures from good and accepted medical care.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $7.5 million settlement for an infant girl who suffered severe, irreparable, and permanent damage to her brain and central nervous system following her birth. As a result of the hospital's negligence, the infant plaintiff will be unable to function normally or to care for any of her own needs, and will always be dependent on care givers.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $4.25 million settlement for a client in Bronx, NY. There was an unreasonable delay in the diagnosis of the patient’s underlying cancer, and by the time she was diagnosed, the surgery–which should have been relatively simple–was extensive. The extent of this complicated surgery and the failure to properly care for this patient, post-surgery in the ICU resulted in the patient being permanently paralyzed from the neck down.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $750,000 settlement for a newborn baby girl who was injured by her mother’s obstetrician during childbirth. As a result of the delivering doctor’s negligence, the infant suffers from the permanent effects of a right sided Erb’s Palsy, including scars, cosmetic deformities, and limited motion in her right arm and shoulder due to nerve injury in her cervical spine.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $3.5 million settlement for the family of a late 51-year-old Bay Shore, NY resident. Following coronary artery bypass surgery, the patient had uncontrolled coughing, which led to a separation of his midline sternal incision. This resulted in his heart being forcibly ejected from his chest while he was awake, ultimately leading to his untimely death.
Pegalis Law Group obtained a $2.5 million settlement for the family of a 51-year-old husband and father, whose improper treatment for blood clots resulted in his untimely death. A powerful, clot-dissolving drug known as tPA was administered, while the patient already had an anti-coagulant called Lovenox in his system. The mixing of the two drugs caused massive bleeding in the patient's brain, ultimately leading to his death.
Pegalis Law Group recently obtained a $2 million dollar settlement for the family of a 34-year-old wife and mother. Our client underwent an exercise stress-test, which was stopped because she developed chest pain, shortness of breath and left arm pain. Due to the normal EKG results, no further testing was done for coronary artery disease. This additional testing could have prevented the untimely death of our client.
Pegalis Law Group recently obtained a $1.6 million dollar settlement for the family of a 76-year-old Long Island man. Our client developed a painful post-operative bleed into his spine which went undiagnosed and untreated in the hospital, until two days later, when it caused a stroke in his spinal cord and paralyzed him from the neck down. This led to the untimely death of our client.
We secured a $3.3 million dollar settlement for a Queens, NY, toddler whose mother died during her birth. The single, 24 year-old mother suffered and died as a result of medical negligence. Following improper administration of anesthesia and a failure to properly monitor both mother and baby, the birthing mother suffered hypoxia, bradycardia, cardiopulmonary arrest, significant pain and premature death.
Pegalis Law Group recently obtained a $2.9 million dollar settlement for the family of a Long Island, NY, father, in a wrongful death case. After having a hernia surgery at a well-regarded hospital, doctors failed to appropriately examine and manage his care. This resulted in infection, cardiac arrest and our client’s untimely death.
Pegalis Law Group recently obtained a $2.5 million dollar settlement for the family of a 53-year-old New York man. He suffered and died from a pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest, as a result of medical negligence. His hospital ER medical team failed to institute timely emergency treatment.
We recently obtained justice and secured a $5 million dollar settlement on behalf of our client, a Brooklyn, NY woman. She is a victim of preventable medical error and remains permanently impaired and unable to care for herself. Two New York doctors failed to see and act upon improperly administered anesthesia. Being aware and prepared to treat anesthesia-related complications is a standard of medical care, for which they failed our client.
Our 29-year-old Queens, NY, client and his family suffer greatly as a result of a preventable medication error. He suffered an activation of tuberculosis and the consequences it caused, after his doctor skipped proper pre-medication screening, and failed to understand the results of a certain test and prescribed the medication anyway. We secured our client a $750,000 settlement.
We sought accountability for a young woman whose doctor improperly performed and repaired an episiotomy and secured a settlement of $400,000 for her pain and suffering.
We just obtained a $10,000,000 settlement for a 31-year-old New York man who became a paraplegic at age 21, as a result of avoidable medical negligence during his surgery.
We recently obtained a $5,000,000 million dollar settlement for a mother whose delayed cancer treatment resulted in her death. Hospital radiologists failed to detect this Bronx County, NY woman’s cancer in test results.
We recently obtained a $2.8 million dollar settlement for a New York man whose mistreatment of his high blood pressure in the ER resulted in a stroke.
We were pleased to obtain a settlement of $7.5 million dollars for a Pennsylvania child who was discharged prematurely from a hospital emergency department, resulting in permanent brain damage.
We obtained a settlement of $6.4 million dollars for a young boy in Nassau County who lives with multiple, severe physical damage to his feet, hands, and eyes, as well as psychological trauma because a hospital Emergency Department failed to diagnose his pneumonia which led to sepsis and toxic shock.
A Nassau County, NY client was awarded a $550,000 settlement after he sustained nerve damage from the removal of a benign shoulder tumor.
We recently obtained a settlement of $2.45 million dollars concerning the death of a young man after doctors failed to diagnosis his lung cancer.
We secured a settlement of more than $3 million dollars for the family of a 50-year old Suffolk County, NY man who died from cardiac arrest due to an excessive amount of IV fluid, shortly after gall bladder surgery.
A 49-year-old Westchester County, NY woman received a $900,000 settlement, after undergoing an arthroscopic surgery to her knee, which became infected. That lead to another surgery for total knee replacement and she continues to have pain and limitations.
The wife and children of a Queens County man received a settlement of $5.75 million dollars. His death was a result of a failure to diagnose and treat his abdominal aortic aneurysm.
We recovered a $6 million dollar settlement for a brain injured child as a result of medical care providers’ failures to treat high blood pressure in a mother, which caused a premature delivery. Doctors then failed to treat the baby’s signs of hydrocephalus, resulting in permanent brain injuries.
We obtained $3.75 million dollar settlement for the husband and children of a Nassau County woman who died soon after giving birth to twins. Medical personnel failed to treat her breathing difficulties.
A $2.8 million dollar settlement was achieved for a child who sustained neurological and respitatory impairments as a result of being delivered too early at 28 weeks.
The family of a 42 year old Bronx, NY man received a settlement of $2.5 million dollars as a result of his death due to an undiagnosed descending aortic aneurysm.
A $1.65 million dollar settlement was obtained for a Brooklyn, NY woman for the failure to timely diagnosis and treat breast cancer.
We obtained a settlement of $4.9 million dollars for the family of a woman who died at a Manhattan hospital as a result of the failure to treat her high blood pressure at the time of her baby’s delivery.
Our client, a 57-year-old woman, received a settlement of $1 million dollars for her life-altering suffering after doctors’ failure to diagnose and treat an intestinal perforation, thinking it was a virus or food poisoning. Our client developed peritonitis, became septic and lost part of her intestines, toes, and suffered a heart attack.
We recently obtained a settlement of $5.175 million dollars for the wrongful death of a first-time mom in Nassau County, NY, whose doctors failed to diagnose a blood clot in her lungs, shortly after she was discharged from the hospital.
We obtained a settlement of $2 million dollars for a Pennsylvania baby who suffered brain damage due to medical personnel’s failure to deliver the baby in a timely manner after fetal heart distress signals.
The family of a Queens, NY man received a settlement of $750,000 dollars after he died from being undiagnosed and untreated for a descending aortic aneurysm.
Here are some of our other settlements achieved for clients:
|$10 million dollars||Settlement for failure to diagnose fetal distress and promptly order a Caesarean Section, causing infant cerebral palsy, and permanent neurological impairment.|
|$10 million dollars||Settlement for failure to monitor a birthing mother's anesthesia resulting in her permanent brain damage.|
|$9.45 million dollars||Settlement for twins who have cerebral palsy due to premature delivery.|
|$8.3 million dollars||Settlement for failure to monitor patient during surgery, resulting in lack of oxygen causing permanent brain damage.|
|$8 million dollars||Settlement for a failure to properly monitor and treat heart problems resulting in cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage.|
|$7.5 million dollars||Settlement for a child who was prematurely delivered resulting in cerebral palsy|
|$6.5 million dollars||Settlement for child who sustained brain injury from surgery to treat hydrocephalus.|
|$6 million dollars||Settlement for husband/children of a woman who died after being struck by drunk driver whose van jumped the curb|
|$4.5 million dollars||Settlement for death of woman who choked on food while hospitalized|
|$4 million dollars||Untimely diagnosis and treatment of a premature infant's fluid on the brain|
|$4 million dollars||Injury to an infant's trachea|
|$2.74 million dollars||Settlement for a young woman who received an incorrectly performed endoscopy and suffered loss of her intestines and sustained abdominal damages|
|$2.5 million dollars||Settlement for failure to properly interpret fetal heart rate monitor which allowed infant to suffer oxygen deprivation prior to birth.|
|$2.5 million dollars||Settlement for death of a woman due to failure to perform breast biopsy which would have diagnosed her cancer before it spread.|
|$2.4 million dollars||Settlement for a 49-year old woman who suffered a stroke when her medical team failed to diagnose her cerebral aneurysm.|
|$2 million dollars||Settlement for a man who developed a bone infection as a result of failing to be diagnosed
|$2 million dollars||Settlement for death of woman for failure to perform needle aspiration of palpable breast lesions.|
|$2 million dollars||Brain damage to a baby at the time of birth|
|$1.9 million dollars||Settlement in mediation due to delayed diagnosis and treatment of blood clot in spinal cord
|$1.3 million dollars||Settlement for a woman whose colon cancer went undiagnosed
|$1.2 million dollars||Settlement to electrician who sustained multiple injuries when a platform he was working on fell because it was not secured properly|
|$1.1 million dollars||Settlement for a girl who sustained nerve injury at her birth causing her to suffer Erb's Palsy|
|$700,000 dollars||Landord's negligent maintenance of electrical wiring in apartment building resulted in settlement for death of woman|
|$575,000 dollars||Death due to surgical error|
|$550,000 dollars||Settled an auto accident case the estate of the victim|
|$500,000 dollars||Settlement for a man whose stroke was not properly diagnosed and treated|
|$450,000 dollars||Settlement for a mom who experienced emotional distress after a stillbirth|
|$160,000 dollars||Teenager sustained a knee injury on her way to school when driver failed to stop at stop sign and struck her in crosswalk|