Brown Chiari LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Legacy Health Care
BUFFALO, NY–(Marketwire – October 28, 2010) – New York nursing home abuse and neglect law firm Brown Chiari LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Legacy Health Care on behalf of all residents who resided at Legacy facility from at least 2007 to the present, citing neglect and endangerment to the welfare of residents. Legacy Health Care operates numerous elderly care facilities including Ridge View Manor LLC, Williamsville Suburban LLC, Williamsville View Manor Nursing Home, and Sheridan Manor. Richard Zacher, owner and administrator of the named facilities, is also listed as a defendant in the case, as are John Doe 1-200, which includes agents or employees of the above-mentioned facilities.
Brown Chiari filed the class action lawsuit against the nursing home chain on behalf of plaintiffs due to alleged deprivation of rights and benefits to which residents were legally entitled. Among the causes of action brought in this lawsuit, the named defendants are accused of failing to ensure a dignified existence for residents, inadequate staffing, and quality of care issues.
Legacy Health Care Facilities and those named under their umbrella are also accused of fraud, breach of contract and negligence. The complaint states that defendants have violated Section 2801-d of the Public Health Law by failing to staff facilities with adequate and qualified personnel to care for residents, compromising dignity of residents and quality of care. Plaintiffs’ complaint also claims breach of contract, as individual plaintiffs entered into contracts with defendants in return for health care services for related residents.
Questions raised by plaintiffs in this complaint relate to fraudulent conduct by defendants, failure to employ sufficient staff to properly care for residents, engagement in unfair or deceptive conduct in regards to administration, management and operation of facilities, and failure of defendants to support and advance environments that provide dignity and proper quality of care to residents.
Brown Chiari represents all plaintiffs in this lawsuit on behalf of their right to be compensated for damages and other costs related to breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation of care and services provided.