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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly World War II Veteran Suffers Severe Injuries Due to Negligence at Valley House Rehabilitation Center; Substantiated by California Department of Public Health

Santa Clara, Calif. – Tomas Cortez, a 92-year-old World War II veteran with Sundowner’s syndrome, was admitted to Valley House Rehabilitation Center after undergoing spinal fusion surgery due to a fall at home. Even after this injury Tomas was able to walk with a cane but was at high risk for suffering falls which are…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man Suffers Hip Fracture Due to Negligence of Lomita Nursing Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. — Charles Meloncon, an 83-year-old man with dementia, was transferred to Lomita Post-Acute Care Center for rehabilitation and assistance with daily living activities following hospitalization for pneumonia. Specifically he was sent to Lomita to provide assistance to prevent the falls which are so prevalent and often fatal in our elder population. Despite…

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Lawsuit Filed: Mentally Disabled, Elderly Man Suffers Severe Neglect and Dies at San Diego Nursing Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. — Kenneth Foust, a 71-year-old man suffering from intellectual disabilities leaving him unable to communicate, as well as walking difficulties and a recent history of falls, was admitted to Point Loma Post Acute Center for maximum assistance with all daily living activities, and for physical, occupational therapy for the express purpose of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Cancer Patient Falls and Fractures Femur Due to Negligence of La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

La Jolla, Calif. — Charles Kinney, a 78-year-old man, suffered from bone cancer, a history of falls, and limited mobility, and was therefore a high risk to suffer further falls. He was admitted to La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for special care and assistance, including 24-hour supervision and monitoring particularly to prevent from rehabilitating…

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Lawsuit Filed: Quadriplegic, Deaf Woman Suffers Fall Requiring Surgery Due to Negligence at Adult Residential Facility

Los Angeles, Calif. – Completely disabled since birth, Jennifer Mieure was admitted to Elwyn NC – Babcock suffering from cerebral palsy, profound intellectual disability, quadriplegia, and other debilitating conditions leaving her unable to talk, hear, or walk. As the result of her medical conditions, Mieure required total care including two-person assistance in and out of…

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Lawsuit Filed: Woman Suffers Medication Overdose Three Days Following Admission to San Luis Obispo Nursing Facility

San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Iris Schedler was admitted to Country Care Convalescent Hospital, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, for pre-operative care after falling from a horse and suffering a tibia fracture that required surgery. Less than three days following admission, Schedler suffered a Fentanyl overdose after a poorly trained employee applied a poisonous Fentanyl patch to her arm without…

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Lawsuit Filed: Elderly Man with Dementia Wanders from Nursing Facility Unnoticed and Suffers Significant Injuries

Los Angeles, Calif. – Alejo Valente, a 64-year-old wheelchair bound man with dementia, was admitted to Lakeview Terrace, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, because he was at a high risk for falls and wandering due to significant medical conditions. Despite this knowledge for which Valente was a resident at Lakeview Terrace, within days following his…

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Lawsuit Filed: Blind, Wheelchair-Bound Woman Suffers Unreported Hip Fracture & Severe Ulcers at OC Nursing Facility

Orange County, Calif. — At the time of her admission into The Pavilion at Sunny Hills, a 24-hour skilled nursing facility, Karen Elaine Porter was a 62-year-old wheelchair-bound, legally blind, left-leg amputee with limited mobility rendering her at known high risk for falls and the development of pressure sores. In December 2008, Karen was admitted to The Pavilion…

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