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September 14, 2016
Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
The Patient's Lawyers 

As the leaves begin to change colors, everyone at Pegalis & Erickson Attorneys at Law wishes you a healthy season of positive changes.
Healthy Seasons

Cancer Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosing Cancer: An Overview

Cancer is a disease that has touched millions of Americans. It is likely at some point in our lives we will have a family member or friend have some type of cancer. But, as medical technology improves, it has become easier to identify cancer. When cancer is discovered late or misdiagnosed and, by extension mistreated, you might wonder whether malpractice or medical negligence was at play. In this article we outline seven types of common cancers and the possibilities of misdiagnosis for each: 
Kidney Cancer; Testicular Cancer; Thyroid Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Esophageal Cancer;
Colon Cancer; Brain Cancer.  See article

Gary Nielsen, Esq. is a Champion for Families
Come join us in celebrating our own Gary Nielsen, Esq. as he accepts the 2016 Champion for Families award to benefit the RotaCare NY organization.  We hope you will consider donating or attending the event, and all the information is here.
RotaCare's Annual Champion For Families Event is Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PMIt will be 
a cocktail reception and awards ceremony, followed by dessert and coffee. Join us in Garden City at the Mercer School Reception Hall. The event benefits RotaCare, first founded in 1992 by members of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club, to serve the needs of the uninsured on Long Island. Through the collaborative efforts of the Rotary Club, local healthcare professionals, area residents, and Mercy Hospital, a "MASH" team was formed to operate weekly at a soup kitchen. In 2007, RotaCare expanded its scope and moved to larger quarters at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Family Care Facility in Uniondale. Today the organization serves those who need with free health care screenings, medications, and education, by appointment three days a week by all-volunteer doctors, nurses, social workers, and through the benevolent services of hospitals and private donors. RotaCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the State of New York. 
Click here to donate to Gary's page or attend his award reception

Testicular Cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the goal is to raise awareness about men's health issues overall. Testicular cancer is one the most treatable and curable cancers. But, as with all cancers, it is easier to treat and cure when it is caught in its early stages. If medical errors delay a diagnosis, a costlier treatment process and poorer outcomes can be expected. There are several risk factors for testicular cancer, and age is a significant; testicular cancer affects more younger men. Read more 

ZIKA Virus Update 

Like all of you, we are reading news updates each week on the evolving medical findings about  ZikaVirus. At this time, while anyone can get sick from the virus, the most dangerous threat exists to unborn babies. What has changed recently are the formal health precautions, and the potential for developing the virus. If you have any concerns for your self, loved ones, or your baby, please talk to your doctor about any and all preventative measures. See article   

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