Interview with Winning Attorney in $15 Million Breast Cancer Case

Medical Malpractice

Attorney Robert Fallarino of Pegalis and Erickson, LLC, in Long Island, NY, obtained the fourth highest verdict amount in New York State in 2012 for medical malpractice, and the tenth highest for all overall verdicts in NY State, according to New York Law Journal / Verdict Search, publisher of verdict and settlement news and research. The case was entered into the Verdict Search medical malpractice verdict & settlements hall of fame. In this new video, Editor in Chief Larry Bodine interviews him about how he won the case.

“We are pleased to win another top verdict in our practice area, which is also in the top ten overall verdicts,“ said Fallarino. The case involved Stephanie Tesoriero, a mother on Long Island, NY whose radiologist, Dr. Paul Fisher, failed to diagnose cancerous tumors in her breast. Dr. Fisher failed to order a breast sonogram which would have allowed for earlier detection. The jury found that Fisher departed from an accepted standard of medical care. It determined damages totaling $15 million dollars.

Robert V. Fallarino has more than 20 years experience handling complex labor law, product defects and medical malpractice litigation. Pegalis & Erickson, LLC is a law firm that focuses on seriously injured people who suffered medical negligence. The firm has won the largest verdicts in NY history for birth trauma, misdiagnosed cancers, and surgical errors. For more than 40 years the firm has been an advocate for patient safety by securing medical accountability and safer medical practices for better patient care.

Fallarino can be reached at (516) 684-2900. Visit the firm at

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