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John Dalli, Esq Gets Justice For Neglected Nursing Home Resident

On December 21, 2021, award-winning nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer John Dalli won a $750,000.00 verdict at trial for the family of Olive Roberts who was neglected in a Brooklyn nursing home.

A New York Nursing Home Abuse Case Resolved At Trial

In the courtroom, Hon. Genine Edwards listened and took notes as the plaintiff’s attorney, John Dalli, of Dalli & Marino, referenced on-screen resident care progress notes. These progress notes were an important piece of evidence introduced by Mr. Dalli at the trial of Vale Thomas, Administrator of the Estate of decedent Olive Roberts, v. Alliance Health Operations, LLC d/b/a Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mr. Dalli cross examined a wound care nurse from the nursing home and got several admissions to support the allegations of abuse and neglect at Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

The plaintiff, Vale Thomas, maintained that her mother, Olive Roberts, was provided negligent care and treatment at the nursing home by its staff during her time as a resident at the facility. It was alleged that Olive Roberts suffered from a stage four sacral pressure ulcer and pressure ulcers on both heels. It was alleged that these ulcers contributed to Ms. Roberts’ death in January of 2017 at 90 years old. The defendant’s attorney, Marci Mitkoff of the law offices of Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty, and Kelly, disputed any claims of negligence or abuse in Robert’s care and treatment, or violations of nursing home residents’ rights.

Despite the defendant’s dispute of any claims of negligence or abuse, the jury returned a verdict awarding the plaintiff:

  • $375,000 for violations of the Public Health Law
  • $375,000 for negligent care and past pain & suffering
  • Total of $750,000 awarded in damages

This case was tried in Kings County Supreme Court

Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you suspect that your family member or loved one has suffered negligence or abuse at the hands of nursing home staff, you may be owed financial compensation for the losses you and your family have suffered as a result. To begin filing your nursing home abuse claim, contact a New York nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible.

Dalli & Marino is an award-winning nursing home abuse law firm that has been helping clients in New York since 1996 get the justice they are owed. We understand that the New York claims process can be overwhelming for our clients who have suffered extensive losses. That is why we are dedicated to providing clients with the dedicated representation they deserve as we help them build a strong claim. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us here or call (888) 465-8790. We also speak Spanish.