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Alan J. Fumuso Secures Defense Verdict in Nassau County

In May 2010, Alan J. Fumuso obtained a defense verdict in a case brought against North Shore University Hospital. It was alleged that the physicians and nursing staff were negligent in allowing a stage four sacral decubitus ulcer to develop following open heart surgery, and that this ulcer remained open and draining for a period of two years. It was the position of the defense that because of the patients debilitated condition and multiple co-morbidities, the development, extent, and duration of the sacral ulcer was unavoidable, and occurred in spite of appropriate care. The jury returned a unanimous verdict on behalf of North Shore Hospital in less than one hour.