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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Falls and Fractures Pelvis Due to Upland Residential Care Facility’s Negligence

Upland, Calif. — Reginald Nations, a 74-year-old man with a brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) that affects movement, balance, thinking and behavior, was admitted to Oakmont of San Antonio Heights for 24-hour care. It’s alleged that Nations was admitted despite having health conditions that prohibited him from being retained as a resident of…

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Stephen Garcia Comments on Growing Issue of Elder Family Fraud

Partner Stephen Garcia was quoted in the article “Fraud in the Family: How to Detect and Avoid Elder Family Fraud” published by Dr. Stacey Wood, one of the nation’s leading experts on forensic neuropsychology and geropsychology. Based on his experience serving as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder abuse cases, Garcia sees elder fraud…

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Garcia & Artigliere Named a 2018 “Top Boutique” by Daily Journal

Garcia & Artigliere was recognized as one of 20 top boutique firms in California by the Daily Journal. The firm was lauded for its success in bringing greater awareness to elder rights and abuse, while securing high-profile victories that resulted in more than $151 million for consumers in the last two years. In June 2017,…

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Lawsuit Filed: Woman Suffers Massive Bedsore, Severe Infection & Kidney Failure Due to Cupertino Nursing Home’s Negligence

Cupertino, Calif. — Teresa Troxel, a 60-year-old dependent adult woman with diabetes and a history of pressure sores and infections, was admitted to Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center for 24-hour skilled nursing care. It’s alleged that during her residency, and in spite of the facility’s full knowledge of her medical history, Troxel developed a horrific…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Fractures Hip & Suffers Severe Infection Due to Fowler Nursing Home’s Negligence

Fowler, Calif. — Leonel Pena Gonzalez, an 84-year-old wheelchair-bound man suffering from dementia, was admitted to Dycora Transitional Health – Fowler for rehabilitation after multiple hospitalizations related to altered mental status, dehydration and a urinary tract infection that left him weak and with difficulty standing and walking. In the mere eight days that Gonzalez was…

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USC Annenberg Media Quotes Stephen Garcia on Nursing Home Abuse

Partner Stephen Garcia was quoted in the University of Southern California Annenberg Media article, “Is Neglect Ever Benign? A Look into Los Angeles County Nursing Homes” which examines the rise of significant neglect and abuse cases in nursing homes around Los Angeles County, and the Department of Public Health’s failure to conduct proper oversight of facilities. With three decades…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Woman Severely Neglected at Shafter Nursing Home; Facility Attempts to Wrongfully Evict and Retaliates Against Her

Shafter, Calif. — Jane Cothern, a 63-year-old dependent adult woman, was admitted to Golden Living Center – Shafter, for skilled nursing care and to regain her ability to walk following hospitalization for skin tears. It’s alleged that while a resident of the facility, Cothern developed numerous Stage IV pressure sores and urinary tract infections, and…

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Stephen Garcia Recognized as a “Leader in Law” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Partner Stephen M. Garcia was named to the 2018 list of “Leaders in Law” by Los Angeles Business Journal. The Leaders in Law awards recognize the accomplishments of leading outside counsel within the Los Angeles business community. Candidates are selected for exceptional legal skills and achievements across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership, and for contributions…

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Lawsuit Filed: Quadriplegic Man Suffers Stage IV Pressure Sores & Other Significant Injuries Due to Fountain Valley Nursing Home’s Negligence

Fountain Valley, Calif. — Bryan O’Neill, a quadriplegic man who was then 45 years old, was admitted to Manorcare Health Services – Fountain Valley for 24-hour skilled nursing and custodial care in 2012. O’Neill was completely dependent upon facility staff for activities of daily living and meeting his basic needs. The suit alleges that during…

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