Porterville Convalescent Nursing Home Abuse Case
LONG BEACH, CA — July 25, 2019 — Porterville Convalescent Hospital, a nursing home facility located in Visalia, CA, is involved in legal actions based on allegations of elder abuse.
Porterville Convalescent, which is owned by Magnolia Health Corporation, is the defendant in a lawsuit based on accounts of systemic issues of inadequate patient care. The plaintiff claims the nursing home subjected their elderly family member to abusive and neglectful conditions which included instances of understaffing, the employment of unfit and unlicensed caregivers, and medical neglect.
The victim had a pre-existing condition that made him at risk for falls and required support such as all-day supervision, medical devices, and assistance with mobility and daily activities. Porterville Convalescent failed to provide the victim with the care he needed, contributing to several fall incidents that resulted in a hip fracture, broken ribs, a lung puncture, “blood pooling behind his lung,” and his eventual death. The nursing home staff also failed to treat the patient’s injuries and did not inform the family of his condition. His injuries and death were preventable, yet the staff of Porterville Convalescent did nothing to assist the victim and were grossly negligent in their lack of action.
The plaintiff, in this case, is represented by Garcia & Artigliere. If you have any additional information relating to the negligence of Porterville Convalescent or have your own case against the facility, the firm is offering free consultations. Call 800-328-2630 or visit www.lawgarcia.com/contact-us/ to reach the team of attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere.
Garcia & Artigliere is an injury law firm that focuses their practice primarily on cases of elder abuse and nursing home abuse, as well as wrongful death and truck accident cases. The firm has two offices in the state of California, in Long Beach and Los Angeles. Their additional offices are located in Lexington, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Maitland, FL.