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State report sheds light on Brompton Heights incident


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – When a resident of Brompton Heights Senior Living Facility was treated at ECMC after being found lying in the snow wearing only a nightgown, she had a core body temperature of 82.5 degrees. That’s according to a Department of Health report on the incident, which News 4 obtained on Wednesday. The...

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Kaleida will pay a $500,000 penalty to Medicaid as reimbursement for lack of care


  Kaleida will pay a $500,000 penalty to Medicaid as reimbursement for lack of care. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Latifa Johnson says the grief she felt when her 16-month-old son died in 2015 has returned. Johnson gave birth to triplets, two girls and a boy. The boy, Jameir, had a problem with his airway so he...

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Investigations, fines, lawsuits reveal troubles at local nursing homes


An $85,925 fine against Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns was the fifth-largest federal fine imposed on a nursing home in New York State in the last three years. State Department of Health inspectors in May 2016 found that a licensed practical nurse at the Buffalo nursing home failed to disinfect a shared blood glucose meter when testing up to 20 residents, including two who had...

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Husband speaks about wife’s death at Elm Manor: “If I didn’t call every day, I wouldn’t have known”


It was 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st when Harold Perryman of Shortsville called Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Canandaigua. Each morning he would call-in to wish his wife Beatrice, “Bea” good morning as she would start her own day – but that didn’t happen on this particular occasion. Instead of hearing her...

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UB hit with $2.2 million verdict after study volunteer undergoes emergency surgery


The law firm of Brown Chiari LLP pursued a claim on behalf of Andrew C. Huegel. Days ago, Court of Claims Judge J. David Sampson awarded Huegel almost $2.2 million.  Read more...

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New York State Issues Mandate Requiring Assisted Living Facilities to Take Back Residents Hospitalized for COVID-19


According to The Buffalo News, Assisted Living Facilities must take back residents who were hospitalized under suspicion of having the COVID-19 virus if they have no symptoms.  This mandate applies even if the residents tested positive for the virus.  Read more...

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COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new recommendations to long-term care facilities.  For more information, see Long-Term Care Facility Guidance.

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COVID-19 – A message from BROWN CHIARI


Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Foremost in our minds is the health, safety and well-being of all of you during this COVID-19 outbreak. Our thoughts are with those affected and we appreciate the efforts of our healthcare worker and governmental leaders. As this situation evolves, we wanted to let you know what you can expect...

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Brown Chiari Attorneys Awarded Super Lawyers 2019


Nine attorneys at Brown Chiari LLP were selected as Super Lawyers for 2019. Super Lawyers is a rating service of exceptional lawyers in over 70 practice areas. In each state, only 2.5% of attorneys are selected as Rising Stars, and 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. Through a patented multiphase selection process, each...

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In the Spotlight: Donald P. Chiari


Donald P. Chiari, of Brown Chiari LLP, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The association is known for their high standards, and they ensure their members are diverse, ethical, professional and exemplify collegiality. Membership status is an elite opportunity,...

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The Benefits of Hiring a Private Caregiver


Sometimes, it may be tough to ask for help when we need it. However, hiring a private caregiver may be what you need to reduce stress and burn out. To explain, a private caregiver is someone that is there to take the weight off your shoulders. They could help with running errands, doing chores or...

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What You Need to Know About Medication Recalls


Medication recalls are typically rare, but they still happen. For those who take daily medication, news of a sudden recall can be very alarming. So before you stop taking your prescribed medication, here’s what the U.S. Food & Drug Administration wants you to know:  Drug recalls are more common than not, and many are minor....

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