Fumuso, Kelly, Swart, Farrell,
Polin & Christesen LLP Counsel To The Professional Community Since 1970
631-232-0200

One Of The Oldest, Most Successful Insurance Defense Law Firms In The New York Metropolitan Area

One Of The Oldest, Most Successful Insurance Defense Law Firms In The New York Metropolitan Area

Medical Malpractice Defense

FKSFPC attorneys possess the decades of experience, the wealth of resources, the mastery of medical concepts, and a proven trial track record of success that give clients an advantage in every medical malpractice case. We represent healthcare providers, in any and all medical and dental specialties, as well as many hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.

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Explore our Professional Licensure and Discipline practice

Professional Licensure And Discipline

Are you a New York healthcare professional whose license is under investigation? You deserve sound legal counsel that ensures the best possible outcome. At FKSFPC we protect your rights when dealing with investigative agencies of the New York State Department of Health. Our staff not only includes attorneys with decades of experience, but also attorneys with medical backgrounds in Nursing, Pharmacy, Radiology Technology, and Hospital Administration.

General Liability Defense

The Firm has successfully defended many general liability insurance carriers, large not-for-profit agencies, the City of New York and other municipalities. Our diverse client base benefits from experience in matters of premises liability, products liability and school liability; assault and battery; civil rights violations; subrogation and labor law; construction accidents; motor vehicle litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.

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Learn more about our Appellate practice

Appellate Practice

Our team of appellate specialists have briefed and argued, with a high degree of success, more than two hundred matters before state and federal appellate courts, and regularly engage in complex motion practice at both pre-trial and trial stages of litigation. Many of our successful appeals have been published in the New York Law Journal.

Latest Firm News

  • January 2017The Defendants Verdict Alan J. Fumuso obtained in the case of Kelly v. Darras was featured in the New York Law Journal on January 17th, 2017, and listed as the Verdict of the Month in the publication New York Verdict Search, January 2017 edition.
  • October 2016Alan J. Fumuso has been selected by the National Academy of Jurisprudence as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in New York.
  • September 2016Alan J. Fumuso and Scott G. Christesen have once again been chosen as New York "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is an honor of Peer Nomination and Editorial Selection, achieved by only 5% of practicing New York lawyers.
  • JULY 2016Alan J. Fumuso was honored at the OMSNIC Defense Counsel Seminar as being one of three national nominees to receive the Victoria J. Sterling Award as National OMSNIC Attorney of the Year.
  • June 2016Douglas J. Swart has been chosen as a "New York Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is an honor of peer nomination and editorial selection achieved by only 5% of practicing New York Lawyers.
  • April 2016Scott G. Christesen addressed topics including use of Arons authorizations in case preparation, recent developments in lien related issues and substantive and procedural developments in the law.
  • February 2016Lorraine Berlund Polin was a guest lecturer at Sedgwick Claims Management Services' RN Training Seminar on February 14, 2016. The seminar was attended by over 50 nurse/claim examiners from all over the country
  • December 2015Christian A. Fumuso presented a Risk Management Seminar to the Administration and Staff of St. Joachim and Anne Nursing Home in Brooklyn.
  • September 2015Both Mr. Fumuso and Mr. Christesen were featured in the September issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, and in the October 3rd issue of the Sunday New York Times Magazine
  • August 2015Lorraine Berlund Polin's Defense Verdict in the case of Bee v. Callahan was the Featured Verdict in the July 20, 2015 issue of the Verdict Search of New York ALM Publication and published in the August 3, 2015 "Verdicts & Settlements" feature of the New York Law Journal.
  • October 2014Fumuso, Kelly, Deverna, Snyder, Swart and Farrell LLP was named as the special 2014 Community Honoree by John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York.
  • September 2014Alan J. Fumuso and Scott G. Christesen have been chosen as New York "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is an honor of Peer Nomination and Editorial Selection, achieved by only 5% of practicing New York lawyers.
  • July 2014Alan J. Fumuso was honored by OMS National Insurance Company/Fortress Insurance Company at its bi-annual Defense Counsel Seminar in Chicago.
  • July 2014Adam M. Oshrin was recognized by OMS National Insurance Company and its sister company Fortress as a "Rising Star" at their defense counsel seminar in Chicago.
  • June 2014Michael K. Kelly was the featured speaker at a Risk Management Seminar before the Nassau County Dental Society. He discussed all medical-legal areas, including charting, informed consent, legal standards that apply to the practice of dentistry, OPD issues, and other related topics.
  • March 2014Scott G. Christesen was a panel member of the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program entitled "Medical Malpractice Litigation".
  • December 2013Christian A. Fumuso presented a Risk Management Seminar to the Administration and Staff of Four Seasons Nursing Home in Brooklyn, N.Y. Topics discussed included Wound Care Protocol, the application of the Public Health Law, Chart Documentation, Patient and Family Relations and Litigation Management.
  • November 2013Alan J. Fumuso will be a featured speaker at a program presented by the New York State Bar Association in Melville on November 21st. The program is entitled "Basics of Civil Practice", and Mr. Fumuso will discuss Cross Examination of a Witness at Trial.
  • September 2013Alan J. Fumuso has once again been chosen as a New York "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. To achieve this honor, an attorney has to be nominated by his peers, and then go through a screening process by the magazine editorial board.
  • August 2012Alan J. Fumuso has once again been chosen as a New York "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. To achieve this honor, an attorney has to be nominated by his peers, and then go through a screening process by the magazine editorial board.
  • June 2012Fumuso, Kelly, DeVerna, Snyder, Swart and Farrell, LLP has been selected by New York Magazine as one of the Top Law Firms in the New York Area, and was so listed in it's May 2012 issue.
  • March 2012Scott G. Christesen was a panel member at the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program entitled "Medical Malpractice".
  • March 2012Alan J. Fumuso participated as an Attorney Panelist for the Risk Management Seminar presented to Oral Surgeons in the New York Metropolitan Area by OMSNIC Insurance Company. The Seminar was presented at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan.
  • March 2012Alan J. Fumuso has been named as a recipient of the designation Top 1% Medical Malpractice Defense Trial Lawyers in New York by the organization Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
  • January 2012Alan J. Fumuso presented a lecture to the Department of Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • July 2011Alan J. Fumuso has once again been chosen as a New York "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. To achieve this honor, an attorney has to be nominated by his peers, and then go through a screening process by the magazine editorial board.
  • May 2011Alan J. Fumuso presented a lecture to the Department of Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • January 2012Alan J. Fumuso presented a lecture to the Department of Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • May 2011Alan J. Fumuso presented a lecture to the Department of Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • May 2011Scott Christesen will be a member of the panel at the May 24, 2011 New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program offered at the MelvilleMARRIOTT , entitled " How To Commence A Civil Lawsuit".
  • February 2011Lorraine Berlund Polin and Suzanne LaVoie were guest lecturers at the New York State PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, Winter Seminar.
  • August 2010Alan J. Fumuso has been chosen as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer Magazine. To receive this distinction an attorney has to be nominated by his peers, and then go through a screening process by the magazine editors.
  • February 2010Alan J. Fumuso was a featured speaker at the February 2010 dinner meeting of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association. He lectured on the subjects of Cross-Examination and Summation in a Medical Malpractice case.
  • January 2010Adam Oshrin's defense verdict in the case of Adams v. Immanuel was featured as a "Case of Note" in the January 25, 2010 edition of Verdict Search, New York.
  • July 2009Alan J. Fumuso will be a featured Speaker at the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Summer Meeting taking place July 19th-July 22nd 2009 at the Hyatt RegencyHOTEL and Spa in Newport, Rhode Island. The topic of his lecture will be Cross Examination of the Medical Expert.
  • June 2009The defendant's verdict obtained by Alan J. Fumuso in the case of Reilly v. Ninia et. al. was featured in a story published in the New York Post June 23, 2009.
  • May 2009Lori Polin and Scott Christesen presented a seminar in the fundamentals of a medical malpractice action to the Department of Orthopedics at University Hospital at Stony Brook, under the coordination of Chief Resident Samantha Karp, M.D.
  • Fall Semester 2008James F. Farrell, Jr. has accepted an invitation to be a guest lecturer at Saint Joseph's College of New York during the Fall Semester of 2008, delivering a presentation on "Medical Malpractice in New York."
  • July 2008Alan J. Fumuso received a "Continuing Legal Excellence" Award from OMS National Insurance Company, the national insurer for Oral Surgeons.
  • November 26, 2007James F. Farrell, Jr. was a participating faculty member at the Bar Association of Suffolk County located in Hauppauge, New York. His presentation was part of a series of lectures focusing upon Motion Practice and was entitled " Laxness Dismissals, Statutes and Cases."
  • November 12, 2007Alan J. Fumuso will be a Panel Member in a CLE program involving Trial Practices and Techniques being presented at the St. John's University School of Law. His topic will include the cross examination of an expert in a medical malpractice trial.
  • November 10, 2007James F. Farrell, Jr. was the featured lecturer of the Physician's Assistant Post- Professional Masters Program at Stonybrook University.
  • November 01, 2007Alan J. Fumuso Will Be A Panel Member In A Program Being Presented Through The New York State Bar Association. Mr. Fumuso Will Be A Member Of The Long Island Program Faculty Of The Cle Seminar Entitled "prosecuting And Defending Medical Malpractice Claims" Which Will Be Presented At The Holiday Inn In Plainview.
  • August 09,2007The defense verdict recently obtained by Alan J. Fumuso in the medical malpractice case of Hobbs v. Ochs in Supreme Court, Queens County, was featured as the "Verdict of the Week" in the July 16th issue of Verdict Search New York.

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