Mariam Goldberg a wealthy retiree became a resident of a national assisted-living facility. After multiple falls it was clear that Mrs. Goldberg could no longer live independently in the assisted-living setting. Instead of transferring her to her to a skilled nursing facility, the ALF kept her and used their own private home health agency to provide nursing services. A detailed evaluation of the case revealed that the ALF and it’s captive home nursing agency were financially exploiting Mrs. Goldberg to the tune of over $1 million. When it was brought the case was certified for punitive damages. It was documented that Mrs. Goldberg fell 17 times and suffered a series of significant fractures including a broken neck.
Following her death, family members brought in action and the case was ultimately resolved with a confidential settlement of over $4 million.