LONG BEACH ELDER ABUSE & NURSING HOME NEGLECT LAWYERS
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA’S SENIOR POPULATION
California has one of the largest populations of senior citizens, and according to the California Department of Aging, the number of residents aged 60 and over is expected to increase by 166% by 2060. With so many seniors living in California, there is a true need for elder abuse attorneys to advocate for their rights if they are abused, neglected, or mistreated in any way.
From offices located at One World Trade Center, the Long Beach nursing home abuse attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere represent elderly clients and their families in litigation related to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, bedsores, fecal impaction, and other serious injuries related to neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and elder care centers.
We also help victims of abusive conduct by in-home care professionals. We are known for our results and for handling complex elder abuse litigation in California and across the U.S.
PAVING THE WAY IN ELDER ABUSE LITIGATION
Ever since our firm was founded in 1993, our nationally-recognized attorneys have fought tirelessly for seniors who have suffered the devastating consequences of nursing home and elder abuse. From our offices around the country, we’ve made tremendous strides in elder abuse litigation, securing more than $1.3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
While we’re committed to improving the standards for nursing homes and elder care facilities everywhere, our primary goal is to defend the elderly and help victims experience relief by holding at-fault parties accountable. Because of this approach, our attorneys have won awards, accolades, and honors for their work in elder abuse law. With over 100 years of experience and numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries, we are well-qualified to take on your case.
CASES WE HANDLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Whether your loved one slipped and fell due to negligent supervision or suffered criminal sexual abuse from a nursing home staff member, you have the right to hold the facility accountable for failing to protect their safety and emotional well-being. Because many seniors are vulnerable to injury and dependent on others for their basic human needs, nursing homes and residential care communities have a clear obligation to meet the standard of care.
Our Long Beach elder abuse lawyers can take on any of the following cases:
- Caregiver negligence
- Financial exploitation
- Bed sores
- Wrongful death cases
- Sexual and physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Fecal impaction
If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been mistreated, or if you have been the victim of elder abuse and neglect, we encourage you to contact Garcia & Artigliere right away. By carefully investigating the matter, our attorneys can seek maximum compensation for your losses.
LET US HELP YOUR FAMILY SEEK JUSTICE
Elder abuse can cause serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses. As Long Beach elder and nursing home abuse attorneys, our goal is to help victims experience relief from these consequences by holding at-fault parties accountable and recovering fair compensation.
We offer a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. At Garcia & Artigliere there is no fee - not even court costs - unless we win your case.
NOTABLE VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in California history.
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia persuaded a Fresno County jury to enter judgment for the wrongful death of a woman who came to a skilled nursing home for rehabilitation, but died of an untreated and ignored infection in her abdomen. The verdict included one of the top ten punitive damage awards in the state of California for a single year.
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager of a residential care facility. The co-manager had a long history of alleged sexual misconduct at the facility, but none of the incidents of elder abuse were reported to either Adult Protective Services or to the Department of Social Services. Upon discovery, the nursing home fired the co-manager and waited 8 days to report his actions to the police, giving him time to flee.
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing home chain. As part of the settlement, Mr. Garcia insisted the settlement include the appointment of an independent monitor, selected by Mr. Garcia, who would undertake quarterly inspections at select nursing homes operated by the company.
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $1.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who died from more than 10 pressure sores, many of which were infected, black and necrotic. When she was brought into the hospital she was also suffering from diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition. The coroner found her death to be caused by an infection of accumulated pressure sores.
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful death. The elderly resident was admitted after surgery for a fractured hip. She also suffered from Alzheimer’s dementia and a Stage I pressure sore. Due to lack of care, the resident’s bed sore was left unattended and turned into a Stage IV sore that became infected. The resident had a second fall and the nursing home refused to send her to the hospital. For five months the resident suffered severe pain until, at the family’s insistence, she was taken to the hospital and found to have fractured her hip in the second fall.
It is an unfortunate truth that elderly patients and residents at nursing homes, elder care centers, and residential care communities are sometimes abused or neglected by the very people entrusted with their well-being. You need to be aware of the signs of nursing home abuse so it can be stopped.
The following may be signs that abuse is occurring at a nursing home:
- Your loved one is withdrawn, depressed, fearful, and/or anxious
- You are not allowed to be alone with your loved one
- Your loved one has experienced unexplained or recurring injuries
- Your loved one was recently diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease
- Your loved one is showing signs of dehydration or malnutrition
- You have noticed signs of poor personal hygiene or unclean property grounds
- Your loved one is afraid of a specific caregiver
If you notice anything suspicious, do not be afraid to follow up. It is better to investigate the matter than to look the other way and miss a serious case of abuse or neglect. We also recommend making frequent, unannounced visits and staying in close communication with your elderly loved one so you can notice any signs of mistreatment.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Garcia & Artigliere is comprised of a team of attorneys whose skill, professionalism, and work ethic have earned them reputations as fierce advocates for the injured and wronged. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, over $1.3 billion in recoveries, and numerous awards and accolades, our attorneys have proven themselves as top litigators in California, Louisiana, Arizona, Florida, and across the country. Above all, they have displayed a true passion for helping others.
Stephen M. GarciaSenior PartnerStephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home...
William M. ArtiglierePartnerWilliam (Bill) Artigliere is a civil trial lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for elderly and infirm adults and their families when their care, rights, and safety are put in jeopardy by their long-term caregivers.
Matthew M. ComanPartnerMatthew M. (“Matt”) Coman is a nationally-recognized litigator with 24 years of in-depth experience who has tried more than 160 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition, Matt has tried hundreds of bench trials over that...
Robert M. PartainSenior CounselRobert Partain handles personal injury and mass torts cases at Garcia & Artigliere. On top of his years of experience‚ Mr. Partain’s legitimate curiosity contributes to his success in mass torts cases.
Tyler S. MastinAttorneyTyler S. Mastin joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2016 and practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. He brings his considerable talent and passion for civil justice to every case he handles.
Rosalie E. BaladejoAttorneyRosalie E. Baladejo joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. As an elder law and elder abuse attorney, she works to right the wrongs caused by negligence and wrongdoing at nursing homes, elder care centers...
Matthew J. GustinAttorneySince commencing his legal career, Matthew J. Gustin has shown a passion for advocacy of the interests of consumers afflicted by those who would prey on the less advantaged.
David M. MedbyOf CounselDavid M. Medby has specialized in civil trial practice, with an emphasis in elder and dependent adult abuse advocacy, consumer class actions, and labor and employment law.
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We offer a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. At Garcia & Artigliere there is no fee – not even court costs – unless we win your case.