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Attorney General Files Lawsuit Accusing New York Nursing Homes of Diverting Funds

senior woman in a wheelchair in nursing homeOn June 28th, 2023, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a new lawsuit accusing the executives behind nursing corporations in Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, and Buffalo of diverting Medicare and Medicaid funds away from nursing homes and into their own pockets. According to James, those in charge of the nursing homes in question misused over $83 million in taxpayer dollars, ABC7NY reports. Residents of the nursing homes owned by Centers Health Care suffered from many symptoms of abuse and neglect, including bedsores, malnutrition, and increased risk of death. This is the fourth largest action taken by the attorney general’s office in recent years to combat nursing home abuse and neglect exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While nursing homes exist to protect and care for our most vulnerable populations, diversion of funds, understaffing, and other mismanagement can lead to abuse and neglect. If your loved one has suffered injuries due to a nursing home’s negligence, an experienced attorney can help you pursue the justice you deserve. At Dalli & Marino, LLP, our attorneys have been helping victims of nursing home abuse since 1995. We understand the challenges you face and will fight aggressively for your rights and interests while pursuing the maximum amount of compensation available for your losses.  

Ways That Understaffing Can Lead to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

According to the lawsuit, many nursing home patients suffered harm due to understaffing. When nursing homes are not adequately staffed, patients may not receive the assistance and care they need, such as help going to the bathroom or answering their calls for help promptly. A few other ways understaffing can impact patients include the following:

Additionally, understaffing in nursing homes may result in patients being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused. Stress from understaffing and lack of time to properly care for patients can lead caregivers to take out their frustrations and use unnecessary force on their patients. 

How an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Can Help You

If someone you love was injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect, they may be entitled to compensation for the full extent of their losses. At Dalli & Marino, LLP, we understand how challenging contending with nursing home abuse can be and aim to take the stress of the legal process off your shoulders as we fight for justice on your loved one’s behalf. Some of the ways our seasoned attorneys can help you include the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into your case
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Guiding you through every step of New York’s complex legal process
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Determining the total value of your claim
  • Collecting evidence and witness statements
  • Keeping you updated on the status of your claim

Our attorneys understand that no two nursing home abuse and neglect cases are exactly alike and will tailor our approach to your unique needs. When you partner with us, you can trust us to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

Speak with a Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Attorney at Dalli & Marino, LLP

After discovering someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contacting an experienced attorney without delay is essential. At Dalli & Marino, LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience fighting for victims of nursing home abuse and a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for their cases. When we take your case, we will become your fierce advocate as we help you navigate the complex claims process. 

To learn more about how our highly qualified attorneys can help you, schedule a free consultation today by calling (888) 465-8790 or completing our online contact form. Our team also speaks Spanish.

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