Uniondale, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Newsday reported on February 11, 2014 ("AG: $60M 'looted' from Medford nursing home; patient's death cited") that on Monday, the Medford Multicare Center, a Medford nursing home, was accused of endangering the residents of its facility, making "impossible the delivery of required services that Medicaid paid for" and bringing about the death of one resident.
According to Newsday, nine people have been arrested and have been criminally charged in connection with this nursing home probe. "17 licensed and certified workers have been convicted of neglect and falsification of records since 2008, and 5,000 incidents and accidents were reported in the past six years."
The complaint filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court, index number 14-02941, alleges, in part, "New York State has paid Medford over $280 million to provide critical care to its elderly residents... Since Medford opened in 2003, Mordechai Klein, Norman Rausman, Martin Rausman, Michael Rausman, Henry Rausman and Mendel Aschkenazi have withdrawn over $60 million in profit sharing, draws, employee loans, unearned exorbitant salaries, alleged management fees and purported charitable donations to their own family-run private foundations..."
Alleged wrong doings in the verified complaint included misappropriating millions of dollars of public funds to care for the elderly, using the funds to "enrich the defendants through exorbitant salaries, bogus 'fees' through a shell company and self-serving charitable contributions."
"Potential victims of nursing home abuse need to seek legal representation as soon as possible, to secure their rights and protect loved ones still the facility," explains Michael Duffy of The Duffy Law Firm, PLLC. "Actions such as these are deplorable, against the weakest and most vulnerable among us. It is our duty, our obligation to ensure they are protected."
Residents may have suffered a wide range of injuries, including bed sores (also known as pressure ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration and abuse.
"If you believe a loved one has been injured or is at risk, we urge you to seek competent representation to protect your family" he urges.
About The Duffy Law Firm, PLLC
The Duffy Law Firm, PLLC is a leading New York law firm representing those suffering nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and other acts of negligence. We believe that curing medical malpractice starts with patient safety and handle a variety of cases including nursing home abuse injuries, caregiver neglect and abuse, as well as medical malpractice.