Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Sued for Negligence and “Never Event”
LONG BEACH, California – Garcia & Artigliere, a nationwide elder abuse litigation firm, recently filed a civil complaint against The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered abuse at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The complaint was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court and cites multiple acts of professional negligence.
Plaintiff Karen Horowitz was first admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a 7-day period in April 2018, where substandard care caused an aggravation of her existing chronic diseases, known as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mitochondrial Myopathy. In June 2018, she was admitted a second time to undergo a venography and angioplasty procedure, where a misplaced stent was left behind in the infrarenal space of her IVC.
In the wake of this surgical “never event” and other careless actions, Ms. Horowitz has developed serious injuries and a higher risk of morbidity. She and her husband Angel Acosta have cited multiple complaints in the lawsuit, including dependent adult abuse, professional negligence, negligent hiring and supervision, and loss of consortium.
The legal team at Garcia & Artigliere is actively accepting related cases against the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center at this time. If anyone has information about this particular case, they are also invited to come forward and share their story.
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