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Feb 7, 2020

Every year in the U.S. there are more than 100,000 deaths due to medical errors in the U.S. Some reports say it’s more like 300,000. That’s a very scary statistic. How can you protect yourself from becoming a victim of medical error?

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Robert Fallarino, Esq., an attorney at Pegalis Law Group, LLC.

About Robert

Robert is a trial attorney with thirty years of experience leading medical malpractice litigation, complex labor law, and product defect litigation. Notably, he obtained the fourth highest verdict in New York State for medical negligence, and a top ten verdict overall, in 2012.

Robert has dedicated his career to compassionately helping people who have endured life-altering and catastrophic injuries. He strives to resolve matters in the most advantageous setting for his clients, whether that means obtaining a jury verdict, a court conference settlement, or by use of a mediator.

Time and again, Robert has resolved cases for millions of dollars for patients who have been victims of medical negligence across NY State and around the nation including in North Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Robert ensures his clients from all walks of life feel comfortable with every aspect of the legal proceedings, and confident of the decisions throughout the legal process.

Robert has been named to the 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 list of Best Lawyers in America® which each year recognizes only 5% of all attorneys across the country. He has also been named every year since 2012 to the New York Metro Super Lawyers© List, for peer recognition and professional achievement. Robert is active in community matters. He currently serves as the vice president of the East Williston Union Free School District Board of Education, and has served on the board since 2009. He previously volunteered to serve the public as a prosecuting attorney for The Village of Floral Park. To fulfill his professional and community service roles, he relies on the support of his wife and his sons, who are life-long residents of Long Island, NY.

Robert is admitted to practice law in New York, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, as well as in the Federal Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of New York State Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Washington D.C. Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.

Robert obtained his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law where he was a Thomas More Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University with a bachelor’s degree in government and politics.

About the Interview

Preventable medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US, after heart disease and cancer. Robert will discuss what you can do to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of medical error. He will speak about the role of an experienced medical malpractice attorney and the time limits in place.

About Pegalis Law Group

Pegalis Law Group represents people suffering from preventable medical errors and personal injury. We strive for accountability by advocating for clients to ensure safer medical practices for better patient care. To discuss your medical/legal situation, call Pegalis Law Group at 516-684-2900. There is never a fee for legal consultations.. To contact Robert or learn more about Pegalis Law Group visit