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John Dalli Helps Client Get Justice Following a Nursing Home Abuse Case

On December 27, 2021, award-winning nursing home abuse lawyer John Dalli made it his mission to help a family get justice in a case that began in January of 2017. Through dedication, Dalli helped the family of Olive Roberts receive justice for her mistreatment and abuse in the nursing home. 

A New York Nursing Home Abuse Case Resolved

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 are an important piece of evidence in the cross-examination in 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. A witness was present to discuss the negligence and abuse that they saw as a wound care nurse from Linden Center. 

The plaintiff, Vale Thomas, maintained that her mother, Olive Roberts, was provided improper care and treatment by negligent staff during her time as a resident of the nursing home. It was alleged that Olive Roberts suffered from a stage four sacral pressure ulcer and pressure ulcers on both heels. It is alleged that these ulcers led to 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 past pain & suffering
  • Total of $750,000 damages

This case was resolved in Kings County Civil Term. 

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.


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