Melville NEW YORK

ABOUT Kevin M. Ryan

Kevin represents physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers in medical and dental malpractice matters. He also represents physicians and dentists in disciplinary proceedings. Kevin also serves as the supervising attorney for the Health Care Department in the firm's New York offices.

Kevin also focuses a portion of his practice on defending construction contractors, building owners, cleaning and security contractors, and other entities in premises liability actions. In addition, he has represented employers in actions brought under ERISA.

After 16 years of government service, Kevin earned his J.D. and joined Hartford Insurance Company as staff counsel, where he was responsible for litigating auto, premises and construction liability cases. He thereafter joined Jones Hirsch Connors Miller & Bull, where he spent the next 26 years defending negligence claims at trial.

Kevin practices in metropolitan New York, including all counties of New York City and Long Island. He has also defended clients in counties to the north, including Albany. Kevin has commenced numerous jury trials and taken almost 30 verdicts, the majority in favor of his clients.

Year joined



No Proximate Cause for Hospital in Medical Malpractice Case

Health Care Liability
January 22, 2016

Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in a New York medical malpractice case involving an 82-year-old female admitted for aortic valve replacement. She was discharged to a sub-acute rehab (SAR) facility but was readmitted seven days later for dehiscence of the sternal incision and anemia. During this admission, she developed incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) of the buttocks and later wounds in the gluteal cleft, described by the nursing staff as Stage 2 pressure ulcers. She adamantly refused to be discharged to another SAR, opting to return home with a v

Thought Leadership

Classes/Seminars Taught

Pitfalls of Pressure Ulcer Litigation, Health Care Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 9, 2016

Legal Liabilities: The Ins and Outs of Pressure Ulcer Malpractice, Shining the Light on Wound Care: A Multidisciplinary Wound Care Symposium, NS-LIJ Health System-Hofstra Medical School, 2014

Interior Premises Liability, 2005 Update and Overview on Premises Liability, New York State Bar Association CLE, 2005

Military Service

U.S. Navy, 1969-1977

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Areas of LAW

  • Professional Liability

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