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Garcia & Artigliere File Elder Abuse Complaint Against White Memorial Medical Center

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The lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere have filed an elder abuse complaint against Adventist Health System and White Memorial Medical Center for providing inadequate custodial care services.

Attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and William M. Artigliere of Garcia & Artligere have filed an elder abuse complaint against Adventist Health System and White Memorial Medical Center on behalf of Eloise Morin, deceased, and her Successor in Interest, Isabel Morin. The complaint details how Morin suffered preventable and fatal injuries because the defendants knowingly understaffed and underfunded the medical center, systematically ignored Morin’s basic custodial needs, and violated the state and federal regulations that govern General Acute Care Hospitals in California.

White Memorial Medical Center is a 24-hour inpatient care facility in Los Angeles that operates under the fictitious name of Adventist Health White Memorial. Eloise Morin (84) was admitted and retained as a resident from April 18, 2019 to May 12, 2019. During her stay, Morin was denied adequate hydration and nutrition and was left unturned in the same position for unacceptable periods of time. Consequently, she developed large, painful, and preventable bedsores in the coccyx area that greatly affected her quality of life. The complaint further alleges that the facility failed to notify the plaintiff’s family, physician, and/or legal representative about the bedsores in a timely manner, a policy that is required by California law.

In mid-April, Morin had difficulty breathing on two separate occasions. She was intubated and placed in the facility’s Intensive Care Unit, where she received substandard care services. Within a week of admittance, a Code Blue was called because the hospital failed to provide Morin with proper and timely respiratory care. Eloise Morin suffered a collapsed lung that contributed to her passing on June 2, 2019. For the remaining weeks of her life, she endured unnecessary hardships and constant pain because of the injuries she sustained while under the defendants’ care.

The award-winning legal team at Garcia & Artigliere believes that civil litigation can encourage positive policy changes in the healthcare and nursing home industries. For this reason, the firm is asking victims, witnesses, and grieving families to come forward and share their personal experiences with elder and nursing home abuse. Inquiring parties can learn more about the firm’s mission and explore their legal options by contacting us.

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