Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Dies 11 Days After Being Admitted to Los Alamitos Nursing Facility Due to Negligence

Los Alamitos, Calif. — Dorothy Baca, an 85-year-old, oxygen-dependent woman, was admitted to Alamitos West Healthcare Center suffering from significant medical conditions, including diseases of the bowel requiring use of a colostomy bag, pneumonia, nasal congestion and constipation, all of which rendered her dependent on others to perform activities of daily living and left her…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Multiple Physical Assaults Due to Negligence at a Fresno Residential Care Facility

Fresno, Calif. — Fred Colley, Jr., an elderly man with schizophrenia, was admitted to Bella Vista Memory Care Community for required attention and care, which included services to protect him from health and safety hazards. The facility also admitted and retained DOES 1 and 2 as residents, despite their known aggressive propensities. Predictably, as the…

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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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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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