New York Nursing Home Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Status

Allegations of nursing home neglect and elderly abuse have led to a class action lawsuit against a New York nursing home operator. 

The nursing home class action lawsuit was filed against Legacy Health Care on behalf of residents of four nursing homes it operates in western New York. The facilities include Ridge View Manor, Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home, Williamsville View Manor Nursing Home, and Sheridan Manor.

According to the complaint, the company has failed to treat its residents with dignity and care and has failed to staff its nursing homes properly, leading many residents to suffer deteriorating health.

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The lawsuit comes several months after a sting operation by the state led to the arrest of eight workers at Williamsville Suburban, in Amherst, on charges of neglect and abuse. The New York Attorney General’s office said the workers had endangered the lives of their residents. The arrests came after state officials reviewed footage taken by hidden cameras.

In addition to the charges of neglect, the New York nursing home lawsuit also charges the company with fraud and breach of contract. The fraud charges say that by understaffing its nursing homes and failing to provide residents with adequate care and dignity, Legacy has violated Public Health Law in New York. The lawsuit also alleges that by failing to provide adequate care the company perpetrated a breach of contract with plaintiffs, who anticipated a certain level of service.


  • JoyceDecember 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    It would be helpful and considerate if you would let me know the status of my mother's claim in the this class action. It is bad enough for us to remember the fact her heart condition started while she was in the Rofay Nursing Home.

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