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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 of being out-of-touch with the Buffalo facility, and recent court documents seem to back him up. Read more…


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 incident happened in December 2017. The woman, Alice Klosko, who was 87 at the time, later died in January 2019, according to Michael Scinta, an attorney with BrownChiari who represents her estate.

Mike Scinta of Brown Chiari spoke with WIVB Channel 4’s Dave Greber regarding surveillance videos, which dispute statements from the Erie County Holding Center staff.

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