Favaloro Law

Representing Clients in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts



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Major Medical Malpractice Settlement Announcement

Case settles for $1.8 Million Dollars 

We are pleased to announce that on March 9, 2016, FAVALORO LAW settled a significant medical malpractice claim for $1.8 million dollars.   Notably, this claim was settled just 47 days after a demand for settlement was made, and was settled prior to filing suit.  This is one of the largest, if not the largest, pre-litigation medical malpractice settlements in the history of Virginia.

We were especially pleased that our client and her family were spared the toll of litigation in this case, and received swift justice.

Although a settlement this substantial,  and within 47 days of demand,  is exceedingly rare, this result underscores the value of representation by an experienced medical malpractice law firm that recognizes the important facts in evaluating  injury cases,  the arguments to be made in winning at trial, and techniques needed in getting to yes in settlement negotiations.

Favaloro Law  is such a firm, and we would be honored to discuss your case with you.


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 We are experienced, proven and result driven attorneys who have fought for injured people since 1982. We have designed this site to make it as people friendly and uncluttered as possible, so feel free to click around in the areas that interest you.

Our Philosophy:

We are committed to the 7 “P”s,   adapted from a US Marine Corps & British Army adage:

Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Problematically Poor Performance.

What this means to our clients:

We are committed to immediately preparing your case as fully as possible once we are retained as your lawyers. Thirty years ago, our firm founder, Mark Favaloro, represented a young passenger who sustained a significant spine injury in an automobile accident.  Because of commitment to preparation and investigation of this case at the outset,  5 months after being hired and prior to filing a lawsuit.  he was able to settle the case for $950,000.

This year, that same preparation and commitment to investigation lead to a major medical malpractice settlement  which  occurred 47 days after sending written demand to the health care provider. in the amount of $1.8 million dollars.

We believe that this settlement is the largest pre-litigation medical malpractice settlement in the history of Virginia.  

These 2 cases are good illustrative examples of why sending demands for settlement as soon as practically possible, as opposed to simply waiting to file a lawsuit, and then waiting for a trial, is in our opinion, the better way to go in serving our clients.

Why do we commit to do this as soon as we get the case?

  • First, an unfortunate reality is that when injuries are suffered they very often interrupt, if not eliminate earning power for the injured person and his or her family.  If we can resolve the case sooner rather than later, settlement proceeds can literally ease the pain caused by the injury.
  • Secondly, lawsuits are draining.   If you haven’t been through a lawsuit, talk to a family member or a friend who has.  It is tough! and can consume you mentally.

Caveat:  The pre lawsuit $1.8 million dollar medical malpractice settlement, and the pre lawsuit $950,000 automobile accident settlement described herein are the exception, rather than the rule.  There is no guarantee that an insurer will settle before filing suit, or before trying the case. In fact, we prepare each case with the expectation that we will be trying this case before a jury, and are ready to try  the best case possible should that day arrive. We believe, however,  that our reputations as trial lawyers may  encourage the insureds we deal with to settle cases, rather than test us at trial.

You never know though, unless you try. For that reason, it is our practice to send detailed demand letters on virtually all of our medical malpractice and personal  injury cases.  We will review with you the details of your case, and whether a pre litigation demand is appropriate,  should you retain our firm.

If you are injured, we really would like the opportunity to discuss your case with you.  All members of our firm have decades of experience, having handled hundreds of  medical malpractice cases, automobile accident cases and all aspects of personal injury law.   We hope to hear from you soon,  be it by phone (757.390.4370)  text (757.708.5720) or email (inquiry@markfavaloro.com)


BREAKING NEWS!  We are pleased to announce that Mark J. Favaloro, founding attorney of the the firm, has been listed as a 2016 Virginia SuperLawyer, recognized in the fields of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law.  See video below for more information about this honor.