Dementia Patient Sues Kennedy Post Acute Care Center for Neglect
LONG BEACH, California – Nationwide elder abuse law firm Garcia & Artigliere recently brought a lawsuit on behalf of dementia patient Billy Ray Collins, who suffered a preventable traumatic brain injury while admitted to Kennedy Post Acute Care Center in Los Angeles.
Along with several parent defendants who managed the facility, the Kennedy Post Acute Care Center and its staff have been cited for elder abuse and negligent hiring, in the official legal complaint filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. According to this complaint, Mr. Collins suffered from needless pain and suffering while under the supervision of this facility.
As a dementia patient, Mr. Collins was entitled to receive careful monitoring and supervision from facility staff. In spite of this fact, the staff failed to treat his brain injury in a timely manner, leading to permanent right side weakness and loss of speaking ability. His dementia symptoms were also aggravated due to lack of adequate custodial care.
All patients are entitled to receive a reasonable standard of care at skilled nursing facilities, which could make the Kennedy Post Acute Care Center and its affiliates liable for damages in this case. If anyone has additional information to share about negligence at this facility, the attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere invite them to come forward.
For additional information, contact our attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere.