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October 2019

News You Can Use

Pegalis and Erickson
We recently secured an $8.9 million dollar settlement for our client.  She is a New York woman, who at age 50, fell victim to a failed diagnosis of her infection by her primary care physician, radiologist, and ER doctor. She developed sepsis and pneumonia, and spent six months hospitalized, suffering the amputation of her lower extremities and a loss of cognitive abilities.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis

How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed

Unfortunately, 1 out of every 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer. When should you begin testing for breast cancer and what kinds of tests are used to diagnose breast cancer? Read our brief article on diagnosing breast cancer here.

Tips for Everyone

We believe that each of us can be proactive in our own healthcare to prevent falling victim to medical errors. We’re proud to present our new infographic: Top 5 Patient Tips!  You can find it here online, to share it with family and friends.

Top 5 Patient Safety Tips
Getting second opinions

Should You Get A Second Opinion?

If you’ve recently received a significant finding from your physician, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to seek out a second opinion. In general, if you have any doubts about your first diagnosis, there’s no harm in getting a second opinion from a different healthcare provider. Read more here.
Pegalis & Erickson, LLC

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We cherish our relationships with clients and attorneys. If you or a client has concerns about received medical care, timing is critical in NY, NC, and D.C. Don’t hesitate to ask our attorneys for a free legal consultation at (516) 684-2900. Or click the green button to send us an email.
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