Phil Lerner Obtain Defense Verdict in Queens County (Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Recurrence)
June 2012 –
This trial involved allegations that following a lumpectomy performed by the codefendant surgeon in June 2006 at defendant hospital, the defendant oncologist was not aggressive enough in her chemotherapy regimen and further failed to appreciate plaintiff’s complaints of a hardness under her arm contributing to defendants’ collective failure to diagnose the plaintiff’s recurrence of breast cancer; plaintiff’s recurrence diagnosed in September 2007. Mr. Lerner represented the defendant hospital and oncologist. After a several week trial in Supreme Court, Queens County, and in less than one hour after beginning deliberations, the jury returned a verdict in favor of all defendants. Mr. Lerner’s verdict was the 4th defense verdict for the firm in June 2012.