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Stephen Garcia Named to Daily Journal’s 2018 Top Plaintiff Lawyers List

Partner Stephen M. Garcia was recognized by Daily Journal as a 2018 Top Plaintiff Lawyer, one of only 30 attorneys named to the list. Mr. Garcia was selected for his successful representation of victims of elder and nursing home abuse as well as additional recent notable settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. This summer, Mr. Garcia obtained a $38.6 million…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man With Dementia Wanders Away from Beverly Hills Residential Care Facility Due to Negligence; Found Days Later Dehydrated & Malnourished

Los Angeles, Calif. — Clarence Mack Ausby, a 74-year-old man suffering from dementia, was admitted to Beverly Hills Senior Care because his family could no longer care for him. It’s alleged that the facility recklessly and unlawfully admitted Ausby even though it could not provide the 24-hour care and supervision he required as a residential…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Fractures Hip & Requires Total Hip Replacement Due to Los Angeles Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Los Angeles, Calif. — Sharmilla Hatharasinghe, an 86-year-old woman with a history of falling and other medical conditions, was admitted to Sharon Care Center for rehabilitation and care following surgery to relieve a fall-related blood clot on her brain. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Hatharasinghe suffered several near-miss falls that were ignored…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Severe Injuries & Loses Ability to Walk Due to Santa Monica Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Santa Monica, Calif. — Clarence Mack Ausby, a 75-year-old man suffering from dementia, was admitted to Santa Monica Convalescent Center II for custodial care and services. The suit alleges that the facility did not provide the 24-hour care and supervision he required, resulting in Ausby falling, being overmedicated and suffering other significant injuries. Since becoming…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Neglected and Illegally Evicted by Alameda Residential Care Facility; Facility Retaliates Against Her for Whistleblowing

Alameda, Calif. — Ila Dicks, a 77-year-old woman suffering from dementia, was admitted to Oakmont of Mariner Point for 24-hour care in October 2015. It’s alleged that since she became a resident, she suffered avoidable falls, was unnecessarily chemically restrained, suffered dental damage and other severe injuries. When Dicks’ family refused to chemically restrain her,…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Woman Breaks Hip & Requires Surgery Due to Lakeport Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Lakeport, Calif. — Jan Barry, a 62-year-old dependent adult woman who suffered from severe arthritis, seizures and bipolar disorder, was admitted to Evergreen Lakeport Healthcare for post-operative care and rehabilitation following major knee surgery. It’s alleged that during her mere five days as a resident, Barry fell and fractured her hip, broke ribs and injured…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury Due to Los Angeles Nursing Facility’s Negligence

Los Angeles, Calif. — Sharmilla Hatharasinghe, an elderly woman, was admitted to Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital for post-operative care and rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery. It’s alleged that while she was a resident, Hatharasinghe fell out of bed due to the negligence of facility staff, suffering a traumatic brain injury that included bleeding in her brain.…

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The Mercury News Reports on Class Action Against Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center; Lawsuit Alleges Facility Was Knowingly Understaffed & Underfunded

As published in The Mercury News, we filed class action lawsuits against 15 nursing homes, including Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center, their management companies and principal owner Shlomo Rechnitz for Violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Violations of Resident Rights. The lawsuits allege that the defendants conceived and implemented plans to understaff the facilities in violation of…

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The Norwalk Patriot Reports on Class Action Against Norwalk Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre; Lawsuit Alleges Facility Was Knowingly Understaffed & Underfunded

As published in The Norwalk Patriot, we filed class action lawsuits against 15 nursing homes, including Norwalk Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre, their management companies and principal owner Shlomo Rechnitz for Violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Violations of Resident Rights. The lawsuits allege that the defendants conceived and implemented plans to understaff the facilities in violation…

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