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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Chemically Restrained with Unauthorized Drugs; Suffers Aspiration Pneumonia Due to West Hills Care Facility’s Negligence

West Hills, Calif. — Gasper Thomas Cornell, a 92-year-old man with dementia, was admitted to Senior Haven, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), because his family could no longer care for him. As a non-medical RCFE, the facility is not licensed to retain dementia patients or residents requiring 24-hour skilled nursing care. It’s…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Brutally Assaulted & Unlawfully Medicated Due to Corona Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Corona, Calif. — Hope Escamilla, a 93-year-old woman, was admitted to Corona Post-Acute Center, for 24-hour supervision and care following brain surgery. It’s alleged that during her short residency, she was brutally assaulted, chemically restrained, and suffered a fall and cellulitis infection, all due to the negligence of facility staff. Following an assault by another…

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Garcia & Artigliere Accepting Submissions for 2019 Scholarship Program!

Annually, Garcia & Artigliere awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the legal or nursing workforce. We are currently accepting submissions for our 2019 scholarship through October 1, 2019. Eligibility: Any law school or nursing student attending a four-year accredited university is eligible to apply for our scholarship. Please submit an essay of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Breaks Both Hips in Two Separate Falls Due to Anaheim Nursing Home’s Negligence; Staff Hides Falls from Family, Delaying Medical Treatment

Anaheim, Calif. — Esraeil Badgarsarian, a 93-year-old man with dementia, was admitted to Leisure Court Nursing Center, a skilled nursing facility, for custodial care in 2016. It’s alleged that during his residency, Badgarsarian suffered two entirely preventable falls due to staff negligence. According to the Complaint, both falls resulted in hip fractures that were left…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman with Parkinson’s & Dementia Suffers Falls & Horrific Stage III+ Bedsores Due to Yucaipa Care Facility’s Negligence

Yucaipa, Calif. — Lynne Carlson, a 78-year-old woman with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, was a resident of Braswell’s Mediterranean Gardens from 2000 through 2018. Over the course of her residency, she became increasingly infirm and dependent, and began to suffer falls and other mishaps. It’s alleged that as a non-medical residential care facility and not…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Massive Bedsore, Suffers Brain Bleed & Detached Retina Due to Fountain Valley Nursing Home’s Negligence; She Dies Just Weeks After Leaving the Facility

Fountain Valley, Calif. — Ana Maria Zayas, a 93-year-old woman, was admitted to ManorCare Health Services for custodial care and rehabilitation following hospitalization. It’s alleged that during her short stay there, Zayas, who was dependent upon facility staff for all daily activities of living, developed a deep, golf-ball-sized bedsore on her coccyx due to the…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Fractures Spine, Suffers Severe Bedsore and Other Significant Injuries Due to Newport Beach Nursing Home’s Negligence

Newport Beach, Calif. — Loretta Cabral, a 93-year-old woman, was admitted to Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for rehabilitation following hospitalization for respiratory problems. It’s alleged that during her brief stay at the facility, staff were unable to address her known respiratory conditions and need of breathing equipment at night, as well as failed to…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury and Fracture Due to Fresno Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Fresno, Calif. — Josefina Ortega, an 83-year-old woman with a history of falls and strokes, was admitted to Palm Village Retirement Community Health Care Ctr. for assistance with all activities of daily living. It’s alleged that while Ortega was a resident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury and humerus fracture as a result of falling…

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