Daughter of Abused Dementia Patient Sues Seaport 17th Care Center
LONG BEACH, California – Representing a deceased dementia patient who suffered from severe neglect, nationwide litigation firm Garcia & Artigliere recently filed a civil complaint against Seaport 17th Care Center in Santa Monica. The complaint was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Citing elder abuse as well as negligent hiring and supervision practices, this lawsuit is brought on behalf of plaintiff Ana Mercado by her successor, Carmen Mercado. According to the official complaint, Seaport 17th Care Center and its attending physicians failed to adequately staff the facility as required for a 24-hour skilled nursing home.
Ms. Ana Mercado was admitted to Seaport 17th Care Center from August 2018 until May 2019, and during that time, she suffered countless instances of abuse, neglect, and loss of personal dignity. She also sustained an entirely preventable fall in May 2019, which caused a serious hip fracture.
The facility staff did nothing to treat the injury or notify Ms. Mercado’s family, and compounded the injury by failing to arrange emergency transport in a timely fashion. After finally receiving treatment for her hip injury, Ms. Mercado passed away on May 30, 2019, having spent the remaining months of her life in prolonged suffering.
As one of the nation’s leading law firms in elder abuse, the attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere are committed to pursuing justice in this tragic case, and giving Ms. Mercado’s family the peace of mind they deserve. Those with relevant information or similar experiences at Seaport 17th Care Center are invited to come forward and speak with their attorneys as soon as possible.
For more information, contact our attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere.