May 13, 2022
Being proactive in your healthcare is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself. Scheduling regular doctor visits, as well as monitoring your symptoms at home are crucial to living a happy, healthy life. According to a report by World Population Review, Hispanic citizens make up about 18% of the U.S. population, yet despite this large population size, they may not be receiving the same quality of healthcare that other US citizens do. These disparities in healthcare for Hispanic minorities need to be recognized.
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Isabel C. Mira, Esq. an attorney at Pegalis Law Group, LLC about disparities in healthcare for Hispanic minorities. Learn tips on how to better look after your health, especially for those in the Hispanic community. She will also discuss home remedies, language barriers, and building communication and trust.
Isabel C. Mira, Esq. has been an advocate for plaintiff’s rights since she started her legal career in Colombia, South America and she continues to do the same here in the United States. She conducts pre-trial litigation, representing patients in medical malpractice actions for Pegalis Law Group, LLC in Lake Success, New York.
Ms. Mira came to Pegalis Law Group after a successful career in New York, protecting creditors’ rights while navigating the intertwining federal and state compliance regulations. She had a niche practice representing individuals with disabilities, which serves her well at Pegalis Law Group. Ms. Mira also enjoyed the opportunity to intern at Glen Cove City Court for the Honorable Joseph McCain. Although already an attorney when she first arrived in the United States, she acquired the skills to practice in New York by working in a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm and attending St. John’s University School of Law. She has been profiled as a prominent medical malpractice lawyer in the Long Island Business News, in their “Who’s Who” publication. In 2020 and 2021, Ms. Mira was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®, which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in New York.
In her native country of Colombia, South America, Ms. Mira was a civil litigation solo practitioner. She also practiced law at Corantioquia, a governmental agency charged with the enforcement of the environmental policy. There she prepared legal responses to public petitions, and administrative decisions, and addressed environmental regulations.
Ms. Mira is a member of the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Colombia, as well as in the Federal Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She obtained her law degree from Universidad de Medellín, Colombia. She graduated with a Master of Law in American Legal Studies from St. John’s University School of Law.
Pegalis Law Group represents people suffering from preventable medical errors and personal injury. We strive for accountability by advocating for clients, which ensures safer medical practices and better patient care. To discuss your medical/legal situation, call Pegalis Law Group at 1-866-MED-MAL7. There is never a fee for legal consultations. To contact Isabel or to learn more about Pegalis Law Group, visit https://pegalislawgroup.com/.