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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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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Multiple Infections Due to Negligence at Torrance Nursing Facility; Facility Previously Sued for Elder Abuse

Torrance, Calif. – Ora Dee Johnson, an 80-year-old woman with a history of brain tumors, was admitted to Royalwood Care Center, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, following a stroke that resulted in left side paralysis. Over the course of her residency, it’s alleged that Johnson’s family continually requested needed medical assistance, which the facility repeatedly…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Pressure Sore Requiring Surgery Due to Negligence at Gardena Nursing Facility

Gardena, Calif. — Geneva Ingram, an 80-year-old woman with dementia and insulin-dependent diabetes, was admitted to Gardena Convalescent Center for rehabilitation following treatment at Martin Luther King Hospital for a torn ligament from a fall at home. Ingram’s significant conditions and limitations left her bedridden and increasingly sedentary in nature, and as a result, she…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Woman Suffers Fall & Severe Injuries Due to Negligence at Atascadero Senior Care Facility

Atascadero, Calif. – Mary Kravchenko, a dependent adult, was admitted to Danish Care Center because she suffered from significant medical conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, a history of strokes, partial blindness, and as a result, was unable to perform activities of daily living and required special care and supervision to address her high risk for…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Wrongfully Discharged from Nursing Center and Dumped in Homeless Shelter

Panorama City, Calif. — Carole Bondi, a 77-year-old woman with significant physical and cognitive impairments, was admitted to Panorama Meadows Nursing Center for rehabilitation and continued care and monitoring, following hospitalization for a stroke and brain bleed. Approximately two weeks later, Bondi was allegedly wrongfully discharged from the facility to an unsafe and uninhabitable shelter…

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