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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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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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