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Nationwide NURSING HOME ABUSE LAWYERS

OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE

Thousands of seniors are abused, neglected, and exploited each year, but very few come forward. They are more vulnerable than most, and at a time in their lives when they should be treated with respect and kindness, they are instead subjected to atrocities that no human being should experience. Grossly underreported or ignored by facilities more interested in profits than providing proper care, nursing home abuse is a growing problem in the United States.

Our team at Garcia & Artigliere is here to stop this vicious cycle.

Our attorneys are committed to fighting nursing home abuse across the U.S. When our clients’ rights are violated and they cannot defend themselves against their abusers, we are here to hit back even harder with the velocity and vitality needed to get the results they deserve.

The case is drawing a line in the sand. Through this case we are telling these operators who think that our elderly relatives’ and friends’ value is determined by how much money the operator can make off of them. We won’t stand for it anymore. It is time to stop this egregious abuse of the law and our elders. - Attorney Stephen Garcia

Nationally Recognized Defenders of the Elderly

Since 1993, our nationally-distinguished attorneys have served as fearless advocates and groundbreaking leaders in the field of nursing home abuse litigation, protecting vulnerable senior citizens from physical, mental, and emotional harm, as well as financial exploitation.

Our tireless representation of seniors and their families in high-stakes, complex elder abuse cases has resulted in multi-million-dollar verdicts and large-scale settlements that have served to bring at-fault parties to justice and improve the lives of victims and their loved ones.

The following are just a few of the victories won by Attorney Garcia:

  • $38.6 million settlement, the largest settlement related to the Elder Abuse and Dependent Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) in California history.
  • $5.4 million verdict for a Fresno senior who was unlawfully discharged from a long-term care facility and passed away from injuries present on discharge.
  • $3.8 million class action settlement on behalf of elder and dependent adult residents of Pleasant Care Corporation long-term care facilities.
  • $2.4 million compensatory nursing home verdict in Fresno County for an elder allowed to develop pressure sores due to abuse by a skilled nursing facility. Settled as opening statements were about to be given in punitive damages phase.
  • $3.7 million class action settlement on behalf of elder and dependent adult residents of Sun Mar Corporation long-term care facilities.
  • $1.3 million verdict by a Pasadena jury in the case of an elder who developed pressure sores due to abuse by employees at a nursing facility.

Stephen Garcia is a leader in the field of elder abuse litigation. Over the span of his career, he has acted as an advocate for senior citizens, helped shape elder abuse law, and has testified in front of legislators on nursing home abuse issues. He has served as a legislative analyst on behalf of elderly adults, as well as the caregivers that dependent senior citizens entrust their care to.

Protect your loved one. call us now!

If you suspect that an elderly loved one has experienced any type of abuse or mistreatment, our nursing home abuse attorneys are here to help. We can assist you in identifying, understanding, and stopping nursing home abuse. Contact our offices today for a free and confidential consultation. You will pay no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win.

Our nursing home abuse lawyers serve families throughout the U.S. from our offices in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Orlando, New Orleans, and Lexington.

Why Hire
Garcia & Artigliere?

  • Founder Stephen M. Garcia has served as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder and/or dependent adult abuse cases.
  • Garcia & Artigliere has served as counsel on behalf on consumers throughout the United States in matters resulting in over $1.3 billion in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • At Garcia & Artigliere, you will never be charged a fee - not even court costs or expenses - until we win your case.
  • The firm is known for successfully handling the most complex cases of elder neglect and mistreatment.
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Notable Verdicts & Settlements
  • $38,600,000

    Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in ...

  • $5,400,000

    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 ...

  • $4,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing ...

  • $1,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $1.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who died from more than 10 pressure sores, many of ...

  • $1,300,000

    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 ...

  • $1,300,000

    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. ...

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Types of Abuse in Residential Care & Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing homes and assisted living care are licensed facilities that must meet state and federal requirements. When they fail to do so, elder abuse can occur.

The following are common types of nursing home abuse:

Medication Mistakes & Negligence in Nursing Homes

According to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, “preventable medication errors result in more than 7,000 deaths each year in hospitals and tens of thousands more in outpatient facilities.” Medical oversight can result in giving the patient wrong medication, a combination of medications, or the wrong dosage. Medical inconsistencies can also be the result of misread medical script, the wrong prescription all together, allergic reactions to the medication they were prescribed, or incorrect charting of the medication by the staff.

When you pay a nursing home for the care of your loved one, you expect a high level of care. Nursing home facilities are expected to follow state and federal guidelines. When an elderly resident of a nursing home or a dependent adult receives medical care that falls below the accepted standard of care and suffers serious injuries and fatalities, it is considered negligence.

The following are examples of medical negligence at nursing homes:

  • Failure to provide an examination, evaluation, or treatment
  • Failure to provide a test an elderly person might need
  • Delay necessary treatment
  • Provide the wrong treatment
  • Failure to follow up on the medical condition
  • A misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Prescribing unnecessary or wrong medication

If you feel an elder person has been abused or neglected, it is important to get help right away. Our nursing home abuse attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere have extensive experience handling nursing home neglect and abuse cases. When you contact our offices for a free consultation, you can find out more about how we can help you and your loved one seek justice.

  • "Steve is a force to be reckoned with and has fought against some of the biggest companies in the United States."

    - Anrets L.

  • "I was pleased with the final outcome of the case and felt that Mr. Garcia especially went out of his way to ensure a successful settlement on our behalf."

    - Kathy W.

  • "I cannot be happier with the results! If you ever need to defend an older parent from abuse, neglect, etc. this is the law firm you need on your side!"

    - Michael B.

  • Stephen M. Garcia

    Senior Partner Stephen M. Garcia

    Stephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home ... Read Full Bio

  • William M. Artigliere

    Partner William M. Artigliere

    William (Bill) Artigliere is a civil trial lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for elderly and infirm adults and their families when their care, rights, and safety are put in jeopardy by their long-term caregivers. Read Full Bio

  • Matthew M. Coman

    Partner Matthew M. Coman

    Matthew M. (“Matt”) Coman is a nationally-recognized litigator with 24 years of in-depth experience who has tried more than 160 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition, Matt has tried hundreds of bench trials over that ... Read Full Bio

  • Robert M. Partain

    Senior Counsel Robert M. Partain

    Robert Partain handles personal injury and mass torts cases at Garcia & Artigliere. On top of his years of experience‚ Mr. Partain’s legitimate curiosity contributes to his success in mass torts cases. Read Full Bio

  • Tyler S. Mastin

    Attorney Tyler S. Mastin

    Tyler S. Mastin joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2016 and practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. He brings his considerable talent and passion for civil justice to every case he handles. Read Full Bio

  • Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Attorney Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Rosalie E. Baladejo joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. As an elder law and elder abuse attorney, she works to right the wrongs caused by negligence and wrongdoing at nursing homes, elder care centers, ... Read Full Bio

  • Matthew J. Gustin

    Attorney Matthew J. Gustin

    Since commencing his legal career, Matthew J. Gustin has shown a passion for advocacy of the interests of consumers afflicted by those who would prey on the less advantaged. Read Full Bio

  • David M. Medby

    Of Counsel David M. Medby

    David M. Medby has specialized in civil trial practice, with an emphasis in elder and dependent adult abuse advocacy, consumer class actions, and labor and employment law. Read Full Bio

  • Stephen M. Garcia
    Stephen M. Garcia
  • William M. Artigliere
    William M. Artigliere
  • Matthew M. Coman
    Matthew M. Coman
  • Robert M. Partain
    Robert M. Partain
  • Tyler S. Mastin
    Tyler S. Mastin
  • Rosalie E. Baladejo
    Rosalie E. Baladejo
  • Matthew J. Gustin
    Matthew J. Gustin
  • David M. Medby
    David M. Medby
  • Stephen M. Garcia

    Senior Partner Stephen M. Garcia

    Stephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home ... Read Full Bio

  • William M. Artigliere

    Partner William M. Artigliere

    William (Bill) Artigliere is a civil trial lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for elderly and infirm adults and their families when their care, rights, and safety are put in jeopardy by their long-term caregivers. Read Full Bio

  • Matthew M. Coman

    Partner Matthew M. Coman

    Matthew M. (“Matt”) Coman is a nationally-recognized litigator with 24 years of in-depth experience who has tried more than 160 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition, Matt has tried hundreds of bench trials over that ... Read Full Bio

  • Robert M. Partain

    Senior Counsel Robert M. Partain

    Robert Partain handles personal injury and mass torts cases at Garcia & Artigliere. On top of his years of experience‚ Mr. Partain’s legitimate curiosity contributes to his success in mass torts cases. Read Full Bio

  • Tyler S. Mastin

    Attorney Tyler S. Mastin

    Tyler S. Mastin joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2016 and practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. He brings his considerable talent and passion for civil justice to every case he handles. Read Full Bio

  • Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Attorney Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Rosalie E. Baladejo joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. As an elder law and elder abuse attorney, she works to right the wrongs caused by negligence and wrongdoing at nursing homes, elder care centers, ... Read Full Bio

  • Matthew J. Gustin

    Attorney Matthew J. Gustin

    Since commencing his legal career, Matthew J. Gustin has shown a passion for advocacy of the interests of consumers afflicted by those who would prey on the less advantaged. Read Full Bio

  • David M. Medby

    Of Counsel David M. Medby

    David M. Medby has specialized in civil trial practice, with an emphasis in elder and dependent adult abuse advocacy, consumer class actions, and labor and employment law. Read Full Bio

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