Jury Awards $15 Million to Breast Cancer Victim Against Doctor for Misdiagnosis and Negligent Care
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A jury in Suffolk County Supreme Court returned a $15,000,000.00 verdict against Paul R. Fisher M.D. The jury found in favor of Stephanie Tesorioro, a breast cancer victim who went to the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Center with a complaint of a lump and was wrongly told that everything was okay. Her Attorney, Robert V. Fallarino, reported that Dr. Paul R. Fisher failed to see abnormalities on mammography and failed to do a simple test, a sonography, of the area where the patient felt the lump. Due to these failures, Stephanie Tesorioro, the mother of three children (all 10 and under), missed her opportunity to have the cancer diagnosed at the earliest possible time. Instead, 16 months later, the cancer, due to this failure to diagnose, spread to her lymph nodes and bones.
The trial encompassed over two weeks in front of Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Hector LaSalle who sits in Central Islip. The jury heard testimony from Stephanie’s expert, a Board Certified Radiologist, about what steps should have been taken by Dr. Fisher when he treated Stephanie in October 2002. In addition, there was expert testimony from a surgical oncologist who explained to the jury how the cancer traveled from the breast throughout her body and what Dr. Fisher’s negligent care will mean for Stephanie and her family.
Robert V. Fallarino, from the law firm of Pegalis & Erickson, represented Stephanie Tesorioro. Mr. Fallarino’s closing arguments to the jury, explained in simple terms, all the medical evidence that they had heard over the preceding two weeks. After a day of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous verdict against Dr. Fisher.
Robert V. Fallarino, Pegalis and Erickson, LLC., Lake Success, N.Y. represented plaintiff – Stephanie Tesorioro.
William Collins, Syosset, N.Y. represented defendant – Paul R. Fisher, M.D.
Judge – Hector LaSalle
About Pegalis and Erickson: Pegalis & Erickson, LLC is a Long Island based firm dedicated to representing individuals or their families that have been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, negligence and failure to diagnose. A voice and advocate for medical patient safety, our core philosophy is to represent injured patients while helping to suppress the actions of careless medical practices by way of instituting accountability to parties responsible in the blatant disregard of medical safety procedures that have impacted lives. www.pegalisanderickson.com
CONTACT: Robert V. Fallarino – Office 1-516-684-2900
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