Paul da Costa Represents 53 Additional Families in VA COVID Misconduct

May 23, 2022

Partner, Paul M. da Costa, has been retained by an additional 53 families of veterans that perished from COVID-19 at the Menlo Park and Paramus Veterans Homes. Mr. da Costa’s representation of the 53 families comes in the wake of the Murphy administration settling 119 similar claims for $52.9 million. Mr. da Costa represented 72 of the 119 claimants, and he secured $32 million for his clients. He has been leading the charge for accountability and justice since May 2020, and he has been widely quoted and sought out for commentary by various media outlets. In addition, Mr. da Costa has testified before the NJ Senate Health and Human Services and Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committees about the need for accountability. The facilities were ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in more than 200 residents and two staff members from the Menlo Park Veterans Home and Paramus Veterans Home expiring from COVID-19. 

Mr. da Costa has been interviewed by various media outlets regarding his representation of the victims of the Veterans Homes, including the Wall Street Journal, Bergen Record, Star Ledger, The Guardian, NBC, NJTV, NJ12, and Vice News. 

Read the full articles here:

— (May 18, 2022)

— North Jersey (May 18, 2022)

Contact our Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have suffered illness or injuries or have lost a loved one after contracting COVID-19 at long-term care facilities, please contact Paul M. da Costa, Esq., of Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC. You can schedule a consultation via email ( or call 973-274-5200.

Mr. da Costa has extensive experience representing victims of viral outbreaks at long-term care facilities, including the families whose loved ones suffered from the adenovirus outbreak at a facility in New Jersey, and families who have lost loved ones from the COVID-19 outbreak in nursing homes and veterans’ homes.