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Paralyzed Man Awarded $750,000 for Bedsores Caused By Neglect at a Bronx Nursing Home

A jury recently awarded $750,000 to a paralyzed man who suffered from bedsores caused by negligent care at a skilled nursing facility in Bronx County. The settlement was negotiated by the nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm Dalli & Marino, LLP. The resident was often left in a wheelchair for extended periods of time without being moved or transferred as required by his care plan. Read More >>

Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests this Holiday Season

Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a heightened risk for drunk driving crashes following family get-togethers and holiday parties. You may also be held personally responsible if you hosted the festivities and a guest is involved. This month’s You Should Know column from New York firm, Read More >>

What If I Suspect My Parent In A Nursing Home Is Getting The Wrong Medications?

A recent study by The Journal of The American Geriatrics Society found that 75% of nursing home residents had been subject to at least one potential medication error. Senior citizens are living longer with the help of prescription medications, often taking five or more drugs per day. But the possibility of being prescribed inappropriate meds rises as the quantity of prescriptions increases. And Read More >>

Elderly Woman’s Estate Awarded $400,000 For Fractured Hip Caused By Neglect At a Bronx Nursing Home

An elderly woman’s estate recently recovered $400,000 from a Bronx nursing home found liable for the negligence that caused her to fall and break her hip. The settlement was negotiated by the nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm Dalli & Marino, LLP. “The facility’s staff failed to properly assess her as a fall risk when she first arrived and then failed again to sufficiently monitor Read More >>

Elder Abuse Alert: Assisted Living Facility Employees Arrested for Running Fight Club for Dementia Patients – New York Daily News

The New York Daily News shares a disturbing report on elder abuse in North Carolina, where three employees at an assisted living facility were charged with assaulting an individual with a disability after encouraging, and even filming, dementia patients fighting each other. One employee also allegedly shoved an elderly resident, pushing her “into a room, turned off the light and yelled to the Read More >>

Nursing Homes Cited for Abuse Now Easier to Find on Government Site – Modern Healthcare

Federal agency The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  (CMS) will now call out specific nursing homes that have been cited for abuse and neglect, according to a story from Modern Healthcare. The agency’s Nursing Home Compare website will add icons next to the skilled nursing facilities in your area with reported violations beginning October 23.  The icons will flag facilities Read More >>

“Elderly Woman’s Son Says His Mother’s Severe Facial Injuries Are From Nursing Home Abuse” – WABC-TV

An 86-year-old woman’s son suspects that her brutal facial injuries were caused by nursing home abuse in a New Jersey facility, according to a report from Toni Yates at WABC-TV. Benny Gomez says his mother suffered double fractures to her face, a broken nose and stitches.  The Westfield Center Nursing Care facility claims her injuries were the result of a fall.  But Gomez said that she told him Read More >>

How Can New York’s Child Victims Act Help Sexual Abuse Survivors Get Justice in Court?

New York’s new Child Victims Act has allowed at least 639 sexual abuse survivors across the state to file civil suits against abusers and the institutions that protected those abusers, according to the New York State Unified Court System. That number only accounts for cases filed from August 14, the day the law went into effect, to September 9.  Many more are expected because of the new law’s Read More >>

John Dalli Addresses New York State Civil Court Judges on Nursing Home Litigation in New York State Courts

John Dalli shares how he and his firm Dalli & Marino combat nursing home abuse and neglect in a presentation to the New York State Civil Court Board of Judges. John Dalli, a partner in law firm Dalli & Marino LLP, was one of four attorneys invited to present at the New York State Civil Court Board of Judges’ seminar in September in Long Beach, New York.  Mr. Dalli shared his insights Read More >>

What If My Parent Living In a Nursing Home Gets Bedsores?

It’s well known in the nursing home industry that the presence of bedsores in patients indicates a facility is understaffed, resulting in neglect.  Unfortunately, in New York City, a vast majority of these skilled nursing facilities fall short on providing enough care for their residents, according to a recent City Limits investigation. The news outlet found that almost three-quarters of these Read More >>