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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Falls, Breaks Knee and Loses Ability to Walk Due to Norwalk Nursing Home’s Negligence

Norwalk, Calif. — Maria Vasquez, who is now 90 years old, was admitted to Villa Elena Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility, for custodial care in 2014. Two years later, she suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and unable to communicate. It’s alleged that during her residency in the facility, Vasquez suffered several…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Cancer Patient Develops Severe Bedsore, Infection & Dehydration Due to Long Beach Nursing Home’s Negligence

Long Beach, Calif. — Amanda Torres Arviso, an 83-year-old woman with cancer, was admitted to Shoreline Healthcare Center for medical and custodial care. Just prior to entering the facility, she had undergone placement of a feeding tube. It’s alleged that during the mere 10 days Arviso was a resident, facility staff withheld adequate fluids and…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman with Dementia Found Unresponsive After Given Wrong Medications at Yucaipa Nursing Facility

Yucaipa, Calif. — Kathleen Thomas, an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia, arthritis and other medical conditions, was admitted to Braswell’s Mediterranean Gardens, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), for special care and supervision. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Thomas suffered multiple hospitalizations and unnecessary injuries because of the unfitness of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Wanders from Duarte Assisted Living Facility Due to Staff Negligence; Suffers Fall and Brain Hemorrhage

Duarte, Calif. — Robert Jacoby, a 91-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease and a dementia-related memory problem, was relocated from the independent living to the assisted living unit of Westminster Gardens, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE), due to his high risk of elopement. It’s alleged that on July 24, 2018, just a few…

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Garcia & Artigliere Awards Saint Ambrose University Student with Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the winner of our annual $1,000 scholarship, Madison LaGrange, a future nursing student at Saint Ambrose University. Madison was selected for her essay submission discussing what changes she would implement in the elder care industry to improve the quality of care for those in need. Garcia & Artigliere launched its…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Massive, Bone-Exposing Bedsore Due to Montebello Hospital’s Negligence

Montebello, Calif. — Ramona Sanchez, an 88-year-old woman who had just undergone emergency gallbladder surgery, was admitted to Beverly Hospital for 24-hour acute care. In addition to her already compromised condition following the surgery, Sanchez was paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak due to a prior stroke. It’s alleged that…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Develops Severe Infection Due to Huntington Beach Nursing Facility’s Negligence and Dies in Hospital Days Later

Huntington Beach, Calif. — Gloria Gordon, a 91-year-old woman recovering from surgery after suffering from a fall that broke her hip, was admitted to Huntington Valley Healthcare Center for rehabilitative care. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Gordon developed a preventable infection that became progressively worse due to the substandard care she received…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Fractures Hip and is Now Confined to a Wheelchair Due to Santa Maria Nursing Home’s Negligence

Santa Maria, Calif. — Robert Sarullo, a 92-year-old man with dementia and other medical conditions, was admitted to Magnolia, a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE), for short-term custodial care while his family, with whom he lived, went on vacation. It’s alleged that during the short time Sarullo resided at the facility, he fell…

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