Pegalis & Erickson. LLC, is a one of the nation’s premier law firms, representing seriously injured individuals and their families in cases of medical negligence for more than 40 years. Consistently acknowledged by its peers and national media for outstanding success on behalf of its clients, Pegalis & Erickson has an unequaled track record of consistent and highly recognized jury verdicts including the distinction of receiving two of the highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in the State of New York. a $116 million dollar verdict for an infant who sustained brain damage due to medical negligence during labor and delivery and a $114.8 million dollar verdict for a woman who sustained anoxic brain injury.
Patient safety, medical accountability and attention to detail are the paramount concerns of the firm. At Pegalis & Erickson, clients receive a unique level of close contact and personal attention from the firm’s nine seasoned attorneys who have worked together for more than a decade--and in many cases even longer. This superior level of expertise extends to the dedicated and professional staff. For clients, the team effort of meticulous preparation begins at the earliest moments of contact. We spend countless hours making sure that we know the medicine as well as the law so that there are no surprises at the time of trial. We consult with medical experts who are top in their fields so that we can give the best representation possible to clients whom have put their trust in us. Often, our client relationship continues in the form of advocate and legal services many years after a case has been successfully resolved.
Through our representation of injured patients, we help to improve medical practices by holding accountable parties responsible for substandard medical care. We fight for the legal rights of patients and their medical safety. People injured through medical negligence aren’t able to work, have continuing medical costs and often a lifetime of pain. Medical accountability provides for the wrongdoer to compensate the injured party for these financial needs. When held accountable, the medical profession is incentivized to be safer in the future.
The firm's cases have been the subject of both newspaper stories as well as television news reports. Many of our cases have been featured in editorial publications as: Long Island Newsday, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The New York Law Journal, VerdictSearch, The National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, The New York Jury Verdict Reporter, Long Island Business News, Litigation Week, Herald Statesman and local news stations such as Channel 4 (NBC), Channel 7 (ABC), Channel 12 (Long Island Local News), Fox 5 and Channel 11 (WPIX).
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