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New York Accident Laws That Can Negatively Impact Your Claim

03/29/23

A car accident in a busy city like New York can leave you severely injured, and multiple vehicles being involved is common due to traffic. Depending on the nature of the collision, there’s a high chance your property was destroyed or severely damaged because of the impact. Filing a personal injury claim after the accident...

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Helping Loved Ones Recover from Nursing Home Abuse

03/29/23

It can be devastating to realize that your loved one was being abused while in the care of others, and it may be difficult to know how best to help them through such an ordeal. Families should investigate any suspected nursing home abuse and take prompt action.  Safety is the first priority of course, but...

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$9.2 Million Dollar Settlement at Trial

09/22/22

A 52-year-old construction worker who sustained a fall off of a temporary staircase while working on a new home build in 2017 will receive $9.2 Million as a settlement for the injuries he sustained. The worker was in the process of clearing drywall when he fell as a result of an unsafe condition. The individual sustained...

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Buffalo & Rochester Defective Drug Lawyer

07/11/22

Companies that manufacture and sell drugs and medical devices have duties to appropriately make, test, ensure product safety, and appropriately warn of the side effects and complications associated with the use of their products.  However, when companies forsake these duties, often to protect their profits, defective and dangerous drugs and devices are put on the...

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Lawsuit over Couple’s Covid-19 Deaths Challenges Nursing Homes’ Immunity

06/09/21

The covid-19 deaths of a husband and wife who died two days apart in an Albion nursing home has set the stage for what's believed to be among the first lawsuits challenging the controversial pandemic immunity the stat granted....

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Brown Chiari Challenges Nursing Homes’ Covid-19 Immunity

06/09/21

Michael Scinta, an attorney at Brown Chiari, spoke with the Buffalo News about the lawsuit brought on behalf of a husband and wife who died two days apart in an Albion nursing home. The lawsuit is thought to be the first of its kind in the state to confront the Covid-19 immunity...read more  

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Following the money in nursing home ownership

03/19/21

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is engulfed in scandals relating to sexual harassment and his administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in nursing homes. But while a critical state report found Cuomo’s administration “undercounted” thousands of nursing home deaths, State Attorney General Letitia James also found blame with nursing home owners. “Empty...

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Brown Chiari Attorney, Michael Scinta, Discusses the AG’s Report on Nursing Home Ownership

03/18/21

Michael Scinta, an attorney at Brown Chiari, spoke with WKBW regarding the complicated financial web that allows some for-profit nursing home owners to receive public money through Medicaid and Medicare and essentially pay themselves with those and other profits.  The interview and article, entitled "I-Team: Following the money in nursing home ownership," can be accessed here.

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Lawsuit: ‘Negligent’ care led to fatal fall of Emerald South nursing home resident

02/18/21

When a dementia resident at a troubled Delaware Avenue nursing home escaped through a third-story window and fell 34 feet, his dying request was that someone hold his hand, a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility states. William L. Strasner, 87, had been trying for weeks to flee from Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces Andrea Conjerti as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York

02/04/21

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Andrea Conjerti of Brown Chiari LLP in Buffalo has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in this exclusive organization is...

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Ex-owners of Buffalo nursing home suing County Executive for defamation

01/01/21

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A former Buffalo nursing home that was the target of criticism from county and state officials has also generated several lawsuits. A Long Island couple formerly known as “controlling investors” of the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are suing Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. The County Executive accused the owners...

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Attorney speaks on 87-year-old man who died at Buffalo nursing home

12/05/20

An 87-year-old man died Monday at Emerald South, a Buffalo nursing home where more than 80 percent of the residents and patients are on Medicaid. Mike Scinta, an attorney with the Brown Chiari law firm, which specializes in cases like these, stopped by News 4 on Monday to talk about the situation. Emerald South declined...

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