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East Bay Times Reports on Lawsuit Against Alameda Nursing Facility; Lawsuit Alleges Elderly Woman was Illegally Evicted & Retaliated Against for Whistleblowing

As published in East Bay Times, we filed a lawsuit against Oakmont of Mariner Point on behalf of Ila Dicks for dependent adult abuse, and negligent hiring and supervision. Dicks was admitted to Oakmont of Mariner Point for 24-hour care in October 2015. It’s alleged that since she became a resident, she suffered avoidable falls, was…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury & Fractured Leg Due to La Habra Heights Nursing Facility’s Negligence

La Habra Heights, Calif. — Joseph Sanchez, an 87-year-old man who used breathing and feeding tubes and was unable to speak, resided at Caremeridian, LLC for long-term care.  It’s alleged that during his residency, he suffered an entirely preventable fall that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and a fractured femur, which facility staff subsequently…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman’s Bedsore Becomes Infected with E. Coli Bacteria Due to Paradise Residential Care Facility’s Negligence

Paradise, Calif. — Maria Coffman, a 79-year-old woman with dementia and other significant medical conditions, was admitted to Atria Paradise for 24-hour care. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Coffman developed a severe pressure sore on her back that was left untreated. Staff did not inform Coffman’s family or physician about the sore…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Fall & Severely Fractures Hip at Orange, CA Hospital; Hospital Attempts to Cover Up Fall

Orange, Calif. —Alfred Butch, an 87-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was admitted to Chapman Global Medical Center for medical care in January 2018. Upon admission he was confused, weak and unable to hold his own weight or walk without assistance and a walker. It’s alleged that while he was a patient, Butch suffered an…

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Lawsuit Filed: Paralyzed Man Develops Horrific Stage IV Bedsore Due to University of California Irvine Medical Center’s Negligence

Orange, Calif. — Stephen Balaz, a 58-year-old man, was admitted to University of California Irvine Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke at home that left him completely paralyzed. While he was a patient at the hospital, Balaz developed a Stage IV bedsore so severe that it exposed his tailbone. It’s alleged that the hospital…

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Stephen Garcia Named to Daily Journal’s 2018 Top Plaintiff Lawyers List

Partner Stephen M. Garcia was recognized by Daily Journal as a 2018 Top Plaintiff Lawyer, one of only 30 attorneys named to the list. Mr. Garcia was selected for his successful representation of victims of elder and nursing home abuse as well as additional recent notable settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. This summer, Mr. Garcia obtained a $38.6 million…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man With Dementia Wanders Away from Beverly Hills Residential Care Facility Due to Negligence; Found Days Later Dehydrated & Malnourished

Los Angeles, Calif. — Clarence Mack Ausby, a 74-year-old man suffering from dementia, was admitted to Beverly Hills Senior Care because his family could no longer care for him. It’s alleged that the facility recklessly and unlawfully admitted Ausby even though it could not provide the 24-hour care and supervision he required as a residential…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Fractures Hip & Requires Total Hip Replacement Due to Los Angeles Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Los Angeles, Calif. — Sharmilla Hatharasinghe, an 86-year-old woman with a history of falling and other medical conditions, was admitted to Sharon Care Center for rehabilitation and care following surgery to relieve a fall-related blood clot on her brain. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Hatharasinghe suffered several near-miss falls that were ignored…

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