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Lawsuit Filed: Woman Suffers Massive Bedsore, Severe Infection & Kidney Failure Due to Cupertino Nursing Home’s Negligence

Cupertino, Calif. — Teresa Troxel, a 60-year-old dependent adult woman with diabetes and a history of pressure sores and infections, was admitted to Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center for 24-hour skilled nursing care. It’s alleged that during her residency, and in spite of the facility’s full knowledge of her medical history, Troxel developed a horrific…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Fractures Hip & Suffers Severe Infection Due to Fowler Nursing Home’s Negligence

Fowler, Calif. — Leonel Pena Gonzalez, an 84-year-old wheelchair-bound man suffering from dementia, was admitted to Dycora Transitional Health – Fowler for rehabilitation after multiple hospitalizations related to altered mental status, dehydration and a urinary tract infection that left him weak and with difficulty standing and walking. In the mere eight days that Gonzalez was…

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USC Annenberg Media Quotes Stephen Garcia on Nursing Home Abuse

Partner Stephen Garcia was quoted in the University of Southern California Annenberg Media article, “Is Neglect Ever Benign? A Look into Los Angeles County Nursing Homes” which examines the rise of significant neglect and abuse cases in nursing homes around Los Angeles County, and the Department of Public Health’s failure to conduct proper oversight of facilities. With three decades…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Woman Severely Neglected at Shafter Nursing Home; Facility Attempts to Wrongfully Evict and Retaliates Against Her

Shafter, Calif. — Jane Cothern, a 63-year-old dependent adult woman, was admitted to Golden Living Center – Shafter, for skilled nursing care and to regain her ability to walk following hospitalization for skin tears. It’s alleged that while a resident of the facility, Cothern developed numerous Stage IV pressure sores and urinary tract infections, and…

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Stephen Garcia Recognized as a “Leader in Law” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Partner Stephen M. Garcia was named to the 2018 list of “Leaders in Law” by Los Angeles Business Journal. The Leaders in Law awards recognize the accomplishments of leading outside counsel within the Los Angeles business community. Candidates are selected for exceptional legal skills and achievements across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership, and for contributions…

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Lawsuit Filed: Quadriplegic Man Suffers Stage IV Pressure Sores & Other Significant Injuries Due to Fountain Valley Nursing Home’s Negligence

Fountain Valley, Calif. — Bryan O’Neill, a quadriplegic man who was then 45 years old, was admitted to Manorcare Health Services – Fountain Valley for 24-hour skilled nursing and custodial care in 2012. O’Neill was completely dependent upon facility staff for activities of daily living and meeting his basic needs. The suit alleges that during…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Horrific Stage IV Bedsore & Breaks Hip Due to Fresno Residential Care Facility’s Negligence

Fresno, Calif. — Addie Huff, an 80-year-old woman with dementia and diabetes, was admitted to Bella Vista, a non-medical residential care facility for the elderly, for medication management and custodial care. It’s alleged that during her brief residency, which lasted from July 30, 2018 to September 8, 2018, Huff fell and fractured her hip and…

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Lawsuit Filed: Quadriplegic Man Suffers Stage IV Pressure Sores & Other Significant Injuries Due to Fountain Valley Nursing Home’s Negligence

Fountain Valley, Calif. — Bryan O’Neill, a quadriplegic man who was then 45 years old, was admitted to Manorcare Health Services – Fountain Valley for 24-hour skilled nursing and custodial care in 2012. O’Neill was completely dependent upon facility staff for activities of daily living and meeting his basic needs. The suit alleges that during…

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Paradise Post Reports on Lawsuit Against Paradise Nursing Facility; Lawsuit Alleges Elderly Woman’s Bedsore Became Infected with E. Coli Bacteria Due to the Facility’s Negligence

As published in Paradise Post, we filed a lawsuit against Atria Paradise on behalf of Maria Coffman for dependent adult abuse, and negligent hiring and supervision. It’s alleged that while she was a resident of the facility, Coffman developed a severe pressure sore on her back that was left untreated. Staff did not inform Coffman’s family…

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