Garcia & Artigliere Representing Nursing Home Abuse Victim
LONG BEACH, CA — August 5, 2019 — Long Beach-based law firm, Garcia & Artigliere, is representing a California woman who was a victim of abuse and neglect in a Garden Grove Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). The facility engaged in negligent hiring practices that subjected the plaintiff to inadequate care, medical neglect, and physical abuse at the hands of their staff. As a result of the facility’s negligence, the victim suffered from physical and mental anguish and a worsening of pre-existing medical conditions.
This case centers on an 89-year-old woman who was admitted to live in the elder care facility due to a need for assistance with daily tasks. She was living with Alzheimer’s, and therefore needed help with eating, hygiene, taking medications, and other everyday activities. However, the patient’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis should have excluded her from residence in the facility — dementia patients are not permitted to live in RCFEs, which are non-medical facilities. The defendants informed the family of the elderly woman that she would receive proper care at the facility, despite evidence of understaffing and a lack of resources that eventually contributed to health issues and additional injury in the plaintiff. The defendants were aware that her residence was prohibited under RCFE regulations, and was aware that the facility was inept to care for the patients, yet continued to house her (presumably in the pursuit of profit). The lack of adequate staffing, resources, and training eventually subjected the plaintiff, in one incident, to severe dehydration. Garcia & Artigliere is representing the plaintiff and her family in the pursuit of damages to compensate for the prolonged suffering caused by the facility’s negligence.Garcia & Artigliere focus their practice exclusively on cases that involve elder abuse, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death, and has recovered over $1.3 billion for their clients. Although headquartered in Long Beach, CA, the firm has five other offices across the country, with locations in Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, New Orleans, LA, Lexington, KY, and Maitland, FL.