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Ninth Circuit Affirms Order to Remand Removal of Diversity Case; Garcia Artigliere & Medby Successfully Represents Plaintiff

San Francisco, Calif. – On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s order remanding a case and awarding costs and attorney’s fees in which Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”), a nursing operator, removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Woman Wrongfully Put on Hospice Care Suffers Severe Injuries at Foothill Ranch Care Center

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – Janice Dean Sturgeon, a dependent adult woman, was admitted to Royalwood Care Center for long-term care after undergoing nine biopsies at UCLA Hospital relating to a small intestine tumor that was diagnosed 98% benign. Shortly following Sturgeon’s admission, the facility sent her to Daniel Freeman Hospital for further examination of her…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Preventable Fall Due to Negligence at Victorville Nursing Facility

Victorville, Calif. – Raul Uranga, an 80-year-old male, was admitted to Spring Valley Post Acute, a rehabilitation center, after being hospitalized for several weeks at Loma Linda Hospital for an infection. Upon admission to the facility, Uranga suffered from mild dementia, complete immobility, urinary incontinence requiring catheterization and other conditions that rendered him a high…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Requires Multiple Hospitalizations Due to Negligence at Glendora Nursing Facility

Glendora, Calif. — Rosario Ortega, a 92-year-old woman, was admitted to Arbor Glen Care Center suffering from significant medical conditions, which rendered her particularly susceptible to falls, pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, hypocalcemia and corresponding injuries. It’s alleged that rather than providing required care to address the very conditions Ortega was transferred to the facility for, over the…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man with Cancer Suffers Horrific Pressure Sore Due to Negligence at Fremont Healthcare Center

Fremont, Calif. – John Ellwanger, an elderly man suffering from late stage lung, spinal and adrenal gland cancer, was admitted to Fremont Healthcare Center for assistance with activities of daily living, and to prevent the development and worsening of pressure sores. It’s alleged that during the ten days of his residency, the facility withheld required…

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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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