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Alicia Bartkowski most recently obtained settlements for a client who developed multiple stage IV pressure ulcers, a deceased plaintiff who developed stage IV pressure ulcers, and a client who sustained a fractured hip as a result of a fall at the nursing home.
She has been successful in negotiations with both Medicare and Medicaid and begins the process as soon as the lawsuit is filed.
Ms. Bartkowski is active in the New York State Plaintiff’s Nursing Home Litigation Group, where she will serve as President commencing the fall of 2013.
While attending Hofstra University, her note “The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Free Trade and the American Example,” was published in the Journal of International Business and Law, Volume 2, No. 1.
Ms. Bartkowski also served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of International Business and Law for 2003-2004.
Phone: (516) 622-0606
Ms. Bartkowski is a senior attorney in the firm’s Nursing Home Neglect Department. She handles cases against nursing homes, adult living facilities and hospitals whose neglect and abuse leads to bedsores, pressure ulcers, falls, fractures, malnutrition, death and loss of dignity on behalf of the residents we represent.
She handles these files from inception to trial as well as through the Surrogate’s Court process of approval of any award in cases involving a decedent.
Cases involving nursing homes are prosecuted under New York State’s Public Health Law Section 2101-d. This Resident Right’s Statute is one of the broadest and most protective in the Country, allowing recovery in cases which include the injuries listed above. Both Medicare and Medicaid have a statutory right against any recovery in the nursing home neglect cases. In cases involving a decedent, Medicaid has the right to collect back for 10 years of services provided whether related to the claims in the case or not.