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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Severe Neglect at Torrance Nursing Home; Facility Cited by California Department of Public Health

County of Orange, Calif. — Frances Niden, an 82-year-old woman, was admitted to Royalwood Care Center because she suffered from significant medical conditions and posed a high risk for the development and worsening of pressure ulcers. During her stay in the facility, Niden suffered from a severe stage IV pressure ulcer, recurrent urinary tract infections,…

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Deadline Hollywood, Jezebel and TV Week Report on New Allegations in Sexual Assault & Elder Abuse Lawsuits Against Famous Motion Picture & Television Fund

As published in Deadline Hollywood, Jezebel and TV Week, new allegations have surfaced in the Sylvia Mathes v. Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) case involving an elderly woman, Sylvia Mathes, who was allegedly physically assaulted by a fellow male resident. Through rigorous research and depositions by Garcia & Artigliere, the law firm filed an amended complaint alleging…

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Deadline Hollywood Reports on Sexual Assault & Elder Abuse Lawsuits Against Motion Picture & Television Fund

As published in Deadline Hollywood, Garcia & Artigliere filed a lawsuit against Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) for elder abuse, health and safety code violations, Consumer Legal Remedies Act violations, and assault and battery on behalf of plaintiff and resident, Nancy Renard. During her stay at MPTF, Renard was sexually assaulted by a fellow male resident who…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Horrific Pressure Sores Due to Negligence of Nursing Facility

Oakland, Calif. – Ruby Frazier, an 80-year-old woman suffering from diabetes, arthritis, as well as other significant medical conditions, was admitted to Providence McClure for rehabilitation after hospitalization for a fall and required maximum assistance with activities of daily living, as well as special care and attention to address her high risk for the development…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Avoidable Injuries at Rehabilitation Facility Leading to Her Death

Los Angeles, Calif. – Rosemarie Moore, a 76-year-old woman with a history of hip and knee surgeries, was admitted to Oakhurst Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre for rehabilitation following hospitalization for a fracture caused by a fall at home. Moore’s overall mobility was limited and she posed a high risk for additional falls, thereby requiring special…

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New Allegations Arise in Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Famous Motion Picture & Television Fund Care Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. – New allegations have surfaced in the Sylvia Mathes v. Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) case involving an elderly woman, Sylvia Mathes, who was allegedly physically assaulted by a fellow male resident. Through rigorous research and depositions by Garcia & Artigliere, the law firm filed an amended complaint alleging that MPTF…

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Eureka Times-Standard Reports on Elder Abuse Lawsuit Against Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

As published in Eureka Times-Standard, Garcia & Artigliere filed a lawsuit against Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for elder abuse, and negligent hiring and supervision, on behalf of the family of Ida Lou Branch. Branch was admitted to Pacific Rehabilitation and Wellness Center following leg surgery, and was intubated for breathing assistance and aspiration prevention.…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Nearly Dies After Suffering Pressure Sore, Medication Poisoning and Kidney Failure at Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

San Bernardino County, Calif. – Lillian Ernestine Metzler, an 88-year-old woman, was admitted to Hanford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following hip surgery as she suffered from significant medical conditions and required maximum assistance with all daily living activities. Just a few weeks into Metzler’s stay, she was found by family with unexplained changes in behavior…

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Elderly Woman Sexually Assaulted & Injured in Motion Picture & Television Fund Care Facility; Marks Second Lawsuit Against Facility

An elderly woman, Nancy Renard, was admitted to Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), a residential care facility created by some of Hollywood’s earliest entertainment luminaries, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. During her stay, Renard was sexually assaulted by a fellow male resident who is suspected to have accosted as many as 13…

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