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Gov. Kathy Hochul Receives Major Support From the Nursing Home Industry

Those residing in nursing homes are one of society’s most vulnerable groups. Therefore, it’s imperative they have government representatives to advocate for them and ensure they remain protected. New York Governor Hochul has shown her intentions to improve nursing home resident safety, which includes a recent campaign donation from Centers Health Care.

Centers Health Care runs many nursing homes, and they have donated to Hochul’s campaign after her commitment to investigating nursing homes due to the amount of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, many residents experience abuse or neglect at the hands of their caregivers. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, our team at Dalli & Marino, LLP, is prepared to help you review your legal options.

Why Do New York Governor Candidates Have to Disclose Their Donations?

In New York state, governor candidates must publish a list of people behind the LLCs, or limited liability companies, donating to their campaign. This law was implemented to prevent any campaigns from taking dark money donations and keep citizens informed about where candidates get their money.

After taking some time to comply with the law properly, Gov. Hochul released a finance report that shared the individuals behind nearly all 149 of the LLCs that contributed to her campaign since mid-January 2022. This report revealed that Centers Health Care and those closely associated with the company made significant donations to Hochul’s campaign.

The public would not know this information if Hochul did not comply with the law. Therefore, this law ensures candidates remain transparent about their donations and makes for a more informed public.

What Does the Nursing Home Industry’s Support of Gov. Hutchel Mean for Long-Term Care Residents?

The support of Centers Health Care comes after Gov. Hochel expressed her commitment to investigating nursing homes. Thousands of residents have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Gov. Hutchel wants to look into these deaths and potentially hold nursing homes accountable for any negligent behavior.

Like many other nursing homes, Centers Health Care is one of many under such investigation for possible abuse and neglect of their patients. Yet, they still back Gov. Hochul and her dedication to discovering the truth about what happened in these facilities during the pandemic.

Hochul’s stance on investigating long-term care facilities and the support from a nursing home industry powerhouse could mean more information for families who either lost a loved one to COVID-19 or have concerns about their loved one’s treatment in a nursing home. During the pandemic, many people were kept in the dark about their family members, and they may be able to investigate their loved one’s situation further and get the justice they deserve.

How Can an Attorney Help With Your Nursing Home Abuse Case?

Deciding to put the care of your loved one into the hands of a nursing home can be nerve-wracking. When someone breaks this trust, you have the right to pursue legal action. Our professional and seasoned legal team at Dalli & Marino, LLP, may be able to support you throughout your case in the following ways:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case
  • Compiling evidence like medical records, witness testimony, and video footage
  • Identifying an at-fault party
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Using knowledge of the law and valuable resources to build an effective strategy
  • Properly filing your claim on time

Our compassionate lawyers are here to listen to your story and help you understand the worth of your case and your deserved compensation. You could potentially recover damages like medical bills, property damage, and mental anguish.

Speak With a New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Dalli & Marino, LLP

With Gov. Hochul’s vow to investigate nursing homes and major nursing home companies donating to her campaign, long-term care facility residents may see a positive change in their care. But, many elderly still face abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. If you have any negative feelings about your family member’s treatment at their care facility, it may be worth contacting our team to look further into it.

At Dalli & Marino, LLP, we have proudly provided New York with award-winning legal services since 1996. We are well-versed in all aspects of nursing home abuse cases and have the knowledge and resources to achieve justice and a fair settlement for you and your family. Give us a call at (888) 465-8790 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We also speak Spanish.

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