Paul da Costa Obtains $32M Settlement in NJ Veterans Homes COVID Cases

Jan 10, 2022

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Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC is proud to announce that our Partner, Paul M. da Costa recently achieved a $32 million settlement in which the State of New Jersey agreed to settle pre-suit with the families of residents at the Menlo Park and Paramus Veterans Homes whose deaths were attributed to the COVID.

These facilities were reported to have the highest COVID-related death tolls in the nation of any state-run veterans’ homes.

Paul testified in front of the New Jersey Legislature as part of his representation, and subsequently, the Legislature enacted several new laws aimed at the operation of the Veteran Homes, including requiring weekly reporting to state officials, allowing families to remove veterans from the home, increasing the minimum qualifications for administrators, and other changes to help prevent events like this from occurring in the future.

Mr. da Costa was quoted in an article stating the following: “No amount of money can ever obviously replace the lives of the lost veterans, but my clients and I are satisfied that this settlement provides a good measure of civil justice and accountability,” adding that the fact a settlement had been reached before any lawsuits were actually filed, avoiding years of protracted litigation, was “significant to my clients being able to work towards obtaining closure.”

The team at Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC once again congratulates Paul and his team. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a medical malpractice case, nursing home malpractice case, or personal injury matter, please reach out to Paul M. da Costa, of Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC. Mr. da Costa is a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He regularly handles high-profile cases and has been featured on various media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bergen Record, Star-Ledger, NBC, NJTV, NJ12, and Vice News. You can schedule a consultation via email ( or call 973-274-5200., “In Major Settlement, N.J. Agrees to Pay $52.9M to Families over COVID Deaths in State’s Hard-Hit Veterans Homes.”