Here is a truly shocking fact. Did you know that last year alone, more than 250,000 people died in the U.S. as a result of medical negligence? What a scary statistic!

This special edition of Hilary Topper On Air is thanks to Pegalis & Erickson, LLC – a New York law firm that obtains justice for their clients after hospitals, doctors, medical personnel, construction companies, or automobile drivers commit avoidable errors that cause life-altering harm.

In this episode, Hilary interviews James Baydar, partner at Pegalis & Erickson, LLC. Jim has 30 years of medical malpractice litigation experience including obstetrical, birth trauma, surgical, neurological, cancer and orthopedic cases. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation from pre-trial through post-trial proceedings. Jim’s work and representation of clients has resulted in millions of dollars of recovery in settlements and verdicts. He advocates for clients through complex and contentious court proceedings in the years following successful resolution of their cases. Jim provides legal counsel on preserving and best utilizing clients’ awards and settlement funds to pay for their lifetime care.

Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death! So, can we do anything to protect ourselves since we all use doctors? Yes! Listen as Jim discusses how to help prevent ourselves from being victims of medical negligence including preventing diagnostic errors, opioid safety, being a proactive patient with proper communication, preventing infection, and more!

Pegalis & Erickson, LLC is a New York law firm for people suffering as a result of preventable medical errors and personal injury. They obtain justice for their clients after hospitals, doctors, medical personnel, construction companies, or automobile drivers commit avoidable errors that cause our clients life-altering harm. Visit them at www.pegalisanderickson.com and on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. To discuss your medical/legal situation at no cost, call one of their attorneys directly at 516-684-2900.

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