Nursing home faces class-action lawsuit update
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Attorneys are seeking a class action lawsuit against four local nursing homes and their operator. They face serious accusations depriving patients of their rights.
Marilyn Chimento said, “Words cannot express what my father went through at this place.”
For several years, claims of patient abuse have focused attention on the Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home in Amherst. This patient, according to her niece, had deteriorated in the period of a month.
Deborah Jaszczak said, “My aunt had told me yesterday they grab you so hard, and I pulled the glove off, and my aunt’s arm was all bruised.”
Now, a class-action suit is being sought against Legacy Health Care, which owns Suburban and three other nursing homes in western New York, charging that the human rights of residents are being deprived.
Donald Chiari of Brown & Chiari Law Firm said, “It’s about corporations that make a lot of money at the expense of residents by depriving them of their basic human rights.”