Success Stories

Elderly Man Suffers Hip Fracture Resulting in Wrongful Death

Settlement/Verdict: More Than $1.3 Million Verdict

An elderly man was severely neglected by nursing home staff members and died as a result of the facility’s chronic under-staffing and under-budgeting. While under the nursing home’s care, the patient suffered a fall, which led to an acute fracture of his left hip that caused various deformities and ultimately his death.

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Patient Suffers Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Broken Ribs

Settlement/Verdict: $899,000 Settlement

A patient with moderate dementia was admitted to La Habra Residential Care Facility and suffered repetitive and recurrent urinary tract infections as a result of the facility’s neglect. She suffered at least six to eight falls while a resident at the facility and the last fall resulted in four broken ribs. Additionally, the patient was…

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Successful Result for Woman who was Repeatedly Sexually Molested

Settlement/Verdict: $5.4 Million Verdict

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager of a residential care facility. The co-manager had a long history of alleged sexual misconduct at the facility, but none of the incidents of elder abuse were reported to either Adult Protective Services…

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Woman Becomes Quadriplegic Due to Elder Abuse and Negligent Hospital Staff

Settlement/Verdict: $750,000 Settlement

A 64-year-old woman suffering from self-injurious behavior related to mental illness was admitted to a hospital where she sustained a broken neck that resulted in permanent paralysis to her body. Despite the fact that her status as a dependent adult required special supervision, which the hospital assured her family would be provided, she was attacked…

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Elder Man with Multiple Sclerosis Suffers Football-Sized Pressure Sore

Settlement/Verdict: $900,000 Verdict

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia won a verdict of more than $900,000 for a 53-year-old dependent adult in a nursing home. The former PG&E lineman, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, had a gaping to-the-bone, football-sized pressure sore on his back. He had to undergo a colostomy due to lack of care. The state also…

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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Stage IV Pressure Sores

Settlement/Verdict: $1.3 Million Settlement

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful death. The elderly resident was admitted after surgery for a fractured hip. She also suffered from Alzheimer’s dementia and a Stage I pressure sore. Due to lack of care, the resident’s…

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