A.G. Schneiderman Announces Landmark Civil Settlement With Long Island Nursing Home And Its Owners
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $28 million settlement of a civil lawsuit that claimed the owners of Medford Multicare Center for Living, Inc. ("Medford") located in Medford, New York looted the corporation and committed fraud and illegality in operating a business. The civil lawsuits claims were based on a history of criminal conduct by employees of the nursing home, staffing and service cuts and diversion of Medicaid funds to themselves and their controlled entities. The assurance of discontinuance provides that the settlement funds, which will be administered by an Independent Financial Monitor, will in part be used to establish a "Resident Care Fund" to fund care recommendations by the Independent Operator. That fund will provide the much needed reforms and improvements in the delivery of care and services to Medford's elderly and frail residents. In addition, ten million dollars will be returned to the Medicaid program. The Medford corporation was also sentenced today for its role in the cover-up of a patient death in 2012.
- Date:June 22, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies