Medical Malpractice Defense

NYC Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer

Abrams Fensterman has a fully staffed department devoted exclusively to representing physicians in the defense of medical malpractice cases. Headed by partner Michael S. Kelton, who has over 40 years experience in defending physicians in all areas of malpractice, professional negligence and professional misconduct, our team of highly experienced attorneys and health care professionals has the capability to quickly identify, understand and address the medical issues as well as the legal issues that commonly arise in malpractice litigation.

Our attorneys have defended malpractice and professional misconduct cases on behalf of:

  • Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers (PRI)
  • Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC)
  • Group Council Mutual Insurance Company
  • Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (FOJP)
  • One Beacon Insurance
  • Nassau Health Care Corporation
  • Uninsured Physicians
  • Combined Coordinating Council
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • MedPro
  • Western Litigation

The Medical Malpractice Department operates out of the Manhattan, Lake Success, Brooklyn, White Plains, Rochester and Albany offices, and handles cases in the Metropolitan New York City area and its surrounding suburbs, as well as the upstate New York region. Partner David Verschell and Partner Denise Buda, with combined medical malpractice experience of over 25 years, supervise the cases and report directly to Mr. Kelton. The Associate handles the day-to-day work on the cases and reports to Mr. Verschell and Ms. Buda.

The firm has divided the Department into two legal teams headed by Mr. Verschell and Ms. Buda. Cases are assigned to the teams on an alternating basis as they come in from the carrier, so that each team maintains an equal caseload. However, if one team has particular experience with a client or a particular medical issue, that team may be given a new case involving the same client or issue. Each team is responsible for each case assigned to that team, from intake through discovery, motion practice and completion of all pre-trial matters, including all post-note of issue motions and court appearances. Either Mr. Kelton or Mr. Verschell will be the trial attorney should the case go to trial.

Our medical malpractice defense team is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients.

For further information about medical malpractice, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.


Michael S. Kelton

Denise Buda

Jordan Fensterman

Michael Hiser

David Verschell