LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Pegalis & Erickson, LLC announces that founding partner Steven E. Pegalis has been selected as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year," and is the only Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice lawyer in New York to receive this honor. A "Lawyer of the Year" distinction reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the region and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. As one of the nation's foremost medical malpractice trial lawyers, Pegalis advocates for seriously injured victims of negligence, and has obtained some of the highest jury verdicts and settlements. He and his firm have provided peace of mind, a sense of justice, and financial security for more than 2,000 clients. His Firm's personal investment in each case has brought about consistent success for patients. Stacks of thank-you notes and photos from clients are among his most prized processions. In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Steven E. Pegalis is listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
Steven Pegalis was also recently named co-director of the groundbreaking initiative--The Patient Safety Project at New York Law School-- to contribute to medical safety and health law for the public good. Steve Pegalis is the author of American Law of Medical Malpractice, Volumes 1-3, now in its 3rd edition. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and serves on the school's Board of Trustees.
About Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
Pegalis & Erickson is a personal injury law firm with a focus on representing seriously injured people that suffered medical negligence. We have won some of the largest verdicts in New York State history for birth trauma, misdiagnosed cancers, and surgical errors, and have obtained justice for serious construction and accident victims. In our forty years of practice, we have helped more than 2,000 people obtain funds for services they need to survive live day-to-day. We are advocates for patient safety and medical accountability to ensure safer medical practices for better patient care. Visit us at www.pegalisanderickson.com. For health news you can use follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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