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Lawsuit Filed: Fullerton Nursing Facility Sued for Chronic Understaffing; Issued Multiple Citations by California Department of Public Health

Fullerton, Calif. — Garcia, Artigliere & Medby filed a lawsuit for Violations of Resident Rights against The Pavilion at Sunny Hills nursing facility on behalf of Karen Elaine Porter. The lawsuit asserts The Pavilion at Sunny Hills intentionally concealed from Porter that the facility was chronically understaffed in order to deceive her into becoming a…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Placed on Hospice Care After Sustaining Serious Injuries at San Pedro Nursing Facility

San Pedro, Calif. — Augustino Palazzolo, an elderly man suffering from dementia, right side paralysis and other significant medical conditions, was admitted to Los Palos Convalescent Hospital because his wife could no longer care for him at home. Prior to Palazzolo’s admission, it’s alleged the facility represented it was sufficiently staffed and equipped to meet…

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Lawsuit Filed: Dependent Adult Man Suffers Severe Pressure Ulcer & Blood Infection Requiring Hospitalization Due to Negligence at Los Angeles Nursing Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. — Michael Skinner, a dependent adult man, was admitted to Alexandria Care Center because he required post-operative care and assistance with activities of daily living, all of which rendered him particularly vulnerable to the development and worsening of pressure sores and infections. While a resident of the facility for approximately ten days, it’s alleged…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Woman Dies Due to Negligence at Sylmar Rehabilitation Center; Facility Cited by California Department of Public Health

Sylmar, Calif. — Yvette Klevens, a 92-year-old woman, was admitted to Astoria Nursing & Rehab Center for rehabilitation after having a cancerous lung tumor removed. Klevens’ conditions left her dependent upon others to perform activities of daily living, all of which rendered her a high risk for pressure sores, infection and falls. One week into…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest Due to Los Angeles Hospital’s Negligence; Cited by CA Dept. of Public Health

Los Angeles, Calif. — Iraj Kahenzadeh, a 79-year-old man suffering from significant medical conditions which rendered him a high risk for sudden cardiac arrest, was admitted to California Rehabilitation Institute for rehabilitation following heart surgery. It’s alleged that during his nine-day residency, the hospital wrongfully withheld required care from Kahenzadeh and predictably, he suffered entirely…

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Lawsuit Filed: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Six California Nursing Facilities for Financial Elder Abuse & Fraud

Los Angeles, Calif. – Garcia, Artigliere & Medby filed a class action lawsuit for violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and violations of residents rights against the owners of six nursing facilities operated and managed throughout California on behalf of Naser Parsa and more than 3,000 class members. The lawsuit alleges the defendants intentionally…

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Daily Journal Reports on Ninth Circuit Opinion to Remand Removal of Diversity Case; Garcia, Artigliere & Medby Successfully Represents Plaintiff

In the “Daily Appellate Report,” Daily Journal summarized the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s published opinion regarding GranCare, et al v. Ruth Thrower, et al, “showing fraudulent joinder is ‘heavy burden’ on defendant and should not be maintained unless plaintiff could not show joined party was liable ‘on any theory.’” On April…

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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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