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Lawsuit Filed: Mentally Disabled, Elderly Man Suffers Severe Neglect and Dies at San Diego Nursing Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. — Kenneth Foust, a 71-year-old man suffering from intellectual disabilities leaving him unable to communicate, as well as walking difficulties and a recent history of falls, was admitted to Point Loma Post Acute Center for maximum assistance with all daily living activities, and for physical, occupational therapy for the express purpose of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Cancer Patient Falls and Fractures Femur Due to Negligence of La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

La Jolla, Calif. — Charles Kinney, a 78-year-old man, suffered from bone cancer, a history of falls, and limited mobility, and was therefore a high risk to suffer further falls. He was admitted to La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for special care and assistance, including 24-hour supervision and monitoring particularly to prevent from rehabilitating…

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Lawsuit Filed: Quadriplegic, Deaf Woman Suffers Fall Requiring Surgery Due to Negligence at Adult Residential Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. – Completely disabled since birth, Jennifer Mieure was admitted to Elwyn NC – Babcock suffering from cerebral palsy, profound intellectual disability, quadriplegia, and other debilitating conditions leaving her unable to talk, hear, or walk. As the result of her medical conditions, Mieure required total care including two-person assistance in and out of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Woman Suffers Medication Overdose Three Days Following Admission to San Luis Obispo Nursing Facility

San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Iris Schedler was admitted to Country Care Convalescent Hospital, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, for pre-operative care after falling from a horse and suffering a tibia fracture that required surgery. Less than three days following admission, Schedler suffered a Fentanyl overdose after a poorly trained employee applied a poisonous Fentanyl patch to her arm without…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man with Dementia Wanders from Nursing Facility Unnoticed and Suffers Significant Injuries

Los Angeles, Calif. – Alejo Valente, a 64-year-old wheelchair bound man with dementia, was admitted to Lakeview Terrace, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, because he was at a high risk for falls and wandering due to significant medical conditions. Despite this knowledge for which Valente was a resident at Lakeview Terrace, within days following his…

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Lawsuit Filed: Blind, Wheelchair-Bound Woman Suffers Unreported Hip Fracture & Severe Ulcers at OC Nursing Facility

Orange County, Calif. — At the time of her admission into The Pavilion at Sunny Hills, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, Karen Elaine Porter was a 62-year-old wheelchair-bound, legally blind, left-leg amputee with limited mobility rendering her at known high risk for falls and the development of pressure sores. In December 2008, Karen was admitted to The Pavilion…

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Lawsuit Filed: Developmentally Disabled Woman Sexually Assaulted at Sacramento Adult Day Care Facility

Sacramento, Calif. — Kimberly Stitt, a developmentally disabled woman suffering from the mental capacity of a six-year-old child, required training and supervision to carry out activities of daily living, and therefore, became a patient of Training Toward Self-Reliance, Inc. Upon taking Stitt on as a patient, the facility was fully aware of Stitt’s limited mental…

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Lawsuit Filed: Man Dies as a Result of Elder Abuse and Negligence in Los Angeles Hospital

Los Angeles, Calif. — Harry Harutyun Tangikyan was found unconscious and without a pulse in a parking lot, and transported to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s intensive care unit. There the primary concern of the hospital should have been immediate and proper assessment of Harry’s condition. Instead it appears that the hospital’s staff was spread out…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Multiple Pressure Sores at Los Angeles County Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. — Betty Puckett, a 67-year-old diabetic woman, entered Los Palos Convalescent Center for rehabilitation and to return home following hip replacement surgery. Despite being fully aware of the reality that given the sedentary nature of an elder post-surgery creating a real and present danger of the development of horrific and painful pressure…

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