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Bill Artigliere Speaks on Elder Abuse at CALTCM Collaborative Medicolegal Summit

Partner Bill Artigliere is co-presenting “Elder Abuse Case Discussion: The Alarming Case of a Frequent Faller” at the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows on April 4, 2019. The presentation will provide practical, real-world tips to improve quality of care, communication, and documentation, thereby reducing bad outcomes and liability exposure. Attendees…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Broken Hip, Severe Infection & Physical Restraint Injuries at Loma Linda Hospital; Staff Attempts to Cover Up Negligent Actions

Loma Linda, Calif. — Martha Ann Gill, a 78-year-old woman, was admitted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for a procedure to treat her serious medical conditions, including leukemia, an infection and kidney failure requiring dialysis. It’s alleged that while Gill was a patient at the hospital, her health rapidly declined due to the negligent…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Massive Stage IV Bedsore & Severe Antibiotic-Resistant UTI Due to Torrance Hospital’s Negligence

Torrance, Calif. — Kathryn Colmey, an 81-year-old woman, was admitted to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance for 24-hour inpatient care in March 2018. She had suffered a stroke a few months earlier that left her partially paralyzed and with difficulty swallowing. It’s alleged that during the month Colmey was a patient at…

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Stephen Garcia Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s List of “Most Influential Minority Attorneys”

Partner Stephen M. Garcia was recognized on the 2019 list of “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” published by Los Angeles Business Journal. Mr. Garcia was selected for his successful representation of victims of elder abuse, independent adult abuse, nursing home neglect and wrongful death. With more than 30 years of experience, he has served as counsel on behalf of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Paralyzed Man Develops Life-Threatening Deep Tissue Injury Due to Orange Nursing Home’s Negligence; Dies Weeks Later

Orange, Calif. — Stephen Balaz, a 60-year-old man, was admitted to New Orange Hills for skilled nursing care after suffering a stroke. The stroke left him completely dependent and unable to move or breathe on his own. It’s alleged that while he was a resident of the facility, Balaz developed a life-threatening Stage III+ deep…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Horrific Bedsore & Toxic Blood Infection Due to Sun City Nursing Home’s Negligence

Sun City, Calif. — Dorothy Tandle, an 86-year-old woman, entered Life Care Center of Menifee, a skilled nursing facility, for rehabilitation after a fall at home in January 2015. During her rehabilitation, Tandle suffered an overall health decline, becoming wheelchair bound and bedridden, and was admitted to the facility for long-term custodial care. It’s alleged…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Bone-Exposing Bedsores Due to San Marcos Nursing Home’s Negligence

San Marcos, Calif. — Carmen Luevano, an 86-year-old bedridden woman, was admitted to Village Square Healthcare Center for care and assistance with all activities of daily living. It’s alleged that during the approximately five months of her residency at the skilled nursing facility, Luevano developed several preventable pressure sores on her back and buttocks that…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Develops Bedsores Leading to Infection, Gangrene and Leg Amputation Due to Tracy Nursing Home’s Negligence

Tracy, Calif. — George Morelos Sr., a 92-year-old man, was admitted to Tracy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for rehabilitative care and assistance with all activities of daily living following colon cancer surgery. According to the Complaint, while he was a resident of the facility, Morelos developed pressure sores on his heels and back that were…

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