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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man with Cancer Suffers Horrific Pressure Sore Due to Negligence at Fremont Healthcare Center

Fremont, Calif. – John Ellwanger, an elderly man suffering from late stage lung, spinal and adrenal gland cancer, was admitted to Fremont Healthcare Center for assistance with activities of daily living, and to prevent the development and worsening of pressure sores. It’s alleged that during the ten days of his residency, the facility withheld required…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Dies 11 Days After Being Admitted to Los Alamitos Nursing Facility Due to Negligence

Los Alamitos, Calif. — Dorothy Baca, an 85-year-old, oxygen-dependent woman, was admitted to Alamitos West Healthcare Center suffering from significant medical conditions, including diseases of the bowel requiring use of a colostomy bag, pneumonia, nasal congestion and constipation, all of which rendered her dependent on others to perform activities of daily living and left her…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Multiple Physical Assaults Due to Negligence at a Fresno Residential Care Facility

Fresno, Calif. — Fred Colley, Jr., an elderly man with schizophrenia, was admitted to Bella Vista Memory Care Community for required attention and care, which included services to protect him from health and safety hazards. The facility also admitted and retained DOES 1 and 2 as residents, despite their known aggressive propensities. Predictably, as the…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Nearly Dies Due to Negligence at Torrance Rehabilitation Center; Prompts Police Investigation

Torrance, Calif. — Charles Meloncon, an 83-year-old man with Alzheimer’s dementia, was admitted to Heritage Rehabilitation Center after a series of hospitalizations for injuries related to falls, urinary tract infection, pneumonia and multiple pressure sores, and was entirely dependent on others to perform activities of daily living. Over the course of Meloncon’s residency in the…

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Lawsuit Filed: Alzheimer’s Patient Wanders from Long Beach Nursing Facility; Suffers Severe Injuries Requiring Hospitalization

Long Beach, Calif. — Billy Smith, an 80-year-old man, was admitted to Santa Fe Convalescent Hospital because he posed a high risk for elopements due to a myriad of physical and mental conditions, including Alzheimer’s dementia with behavioral disturbances, a history of strokes, poor safety awareness and a propensity to wander. As a result, Smith…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Man Dies at Fresno Nursing Facility; California Department of Public Health Cites and Fines Facility for Neglect

Fresno, Calif. – Danny Delafuente, a diabetic dependent adult on dialysis, was admitted to Valley Healthcare Center for rehabilitation following a below knee amputation at a local acute care hospital. The physician’s order for Delafuente indicated he was to receive dialysis on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at a local dialysis facility at 5 p.m. Notwithstanding…

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Garcia, Artigliere & Medby Accepting Submissions for 2018 Scholarship Program – Apply Now!

Each year, Garcia, Artigliere & Medby awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the legal or nursing workforce. We are currently accepting submissions for our 2018 scholarship through October 1, 2018. Eligibility: Any law school or nursing student attending a four-year accredited university is eligible to apply for our scholarship. Please submit…

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