We have previously written about the use of hidden cameras, often called “Granny Cams” to document whether appropriate care is being provided to our loved ones who live in nursing homes. It now appears police are using this strategy to prove criminal conduct.

The owners of a Cortland Nursing Home have been found guilty of neglecting a comatose patient following an undercover investigation. Videotapes showed that on numerous occasions the staff neglected to reposition a patient, treat his bedsores or provide other care. Highgate LTC Management of Niskayuna, the company that owns the facility, could either be fined or banned from receiving Medicaid funding when sentenced this week.

At a jury trial last week, the company that operates the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility was found guilty of six counts of violating public health law and three counts of second degree falsifying business records.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.