Long-Term Care

The elder population has grown dramatically as life expectancies have increased. As a result, increasing numbers of Americans are turning to long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes to meet their needs.

These facilities are facing increased regulatory scrutiny at both the state and federal levels, which has dramatically increased the number of lawsuits filed against such facilities in New York. It has also resulted in widespread negative publicity and damage to the reputations of long-term care facilities. It is imperative to have experienced, knowledgeable legal counsel to defend a long-term care facility against these lawsuits. After all, managing a lawsuit goes beyond the confines of the courtroom. It involves managing outside considerations, such as accommodating employee schedules and addressing negative public perceptions.

Our lawyers at The Tarantino Law Firm in Buffalo dedicate considerable time to the defense of long-term care providers who find themselves the target of a claim of elder abuse or neglect. Defending these cases, with the emotions they evoke, requires a unique understanding of the day-to-day operations at long-term care facilities. Our firm has defended numerous long-term care cases, among many other types of cases, and has developed an understanding of the unique legal and factual issues which are often presented in long-term care litigation.

Defending Against Claims

Our long-term care defense work includes defense against claims alleging:

  • Bed rail entanglement
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Inadequate supervision and staffing
  • Medication errors
  • Deterioration of chronic illness
  • Verbal, mental and physical abuse
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Wrongful death
  • Assault by other residents
  • Misallocation of medications
  • Assault by staff
  • Civil rights violations
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services investigations
  • New York State Department of Health investigations

Contact Our Attorneys Today

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us by calling 716-849-6500. We also represent health care providers who are subjected to investigation by the Department of Health in connection with their professional licensure.