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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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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Falls, Breaks Knee and Loses Ability to Walk Due to Norwalk Nursing Home’s Negligence

Norwalk, Calif. — Maria Vasquez, who is now 90 years old, was admitted to Villa Elena Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility, for custodial care in 2014. Two years later, she suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and unable to communicate. It’s alleged that during her residency in the facility, Vasquez suffered several…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Cancer Patient Develops Severe Bedsore, Infection & Dehydration Due to Long Beach Nursing Home’s Negligence

Long Beach, Calif. — Amanda Torres Arviso, an 83-year-old woman with cancer, was admitted to Shoreline Healthcare Center for medical and custodial care. Just prior to entering the facility, she had undergone placement of a feeding tube. It’s alleged that during the mere 10 days Arviso was a resident, facility staff withheld adequate fluids and…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman with Dementia Found Unresponsive After Given Wrong Medications at Yucaipa Nursing Facility

Yucaipa, Calif. — Kathleen Thomas, an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia, arthritis and other medical conditions, was admitted to Braswell’s Mediterranean Gardens, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), for special care and supervision. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Thomas suffered multiple hospitalizations and unnecessary injuries because of the unfitness of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Wanders from Duarte Assisted Living Facility Due to Staff Negligence; Suffers Fall and Brain Hemorrhage

Duarte, Calif. — Robert Jacoby, a 91-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease and a dementia-related memory problem, was relocated from the independent living to the assisted living unit of Westminster Gardens, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), due to his high risk of elopement. It’s alleged that on July 24, 2018, just a few…

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Garcia & Artigliere Awards Saint Ambrose University Student with Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the winner of our annual $1,000 scholarship, Madison LaGrange, a future nursing student at Saint Ambrose University. Madison was selected for her essay submission discussing what changes she would implement in the elder care industry to improve the quality of care for those in need. Garcia & Artigliere launched its…

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