Success Stories

Patient Suffers Significant Injuries Due to Delay in Medical Treatment

Settlement/Verdict: $38.6 Million Settlement

Garcia & Artigliere obtained a $38.6 million settlement – the largest health care settlement in California history – on behalf of a young mother who suffered a stroke while she was visiting her ill son in a Southern California hospital. The lawsuit alleged that the facility ignored her stroke symptoms, leading to her severe impairment.…

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Elderly Man Suffers Hip Fracture Resulting in Wrongful Death

Settlement/Verdict: More Than $1.3 Million Verdict

An elderly man was severely neglected by nursing home staff members and died as a result of the facility’s chronic under-staffing and under-budgeting. While under the nursing home’s care, the patient suffered a fall, which led to an acute fracture of his left hip that caused various deformities and ultimately his death.

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Patient Suffers Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Broken Ribs

Settlement/Verdict: $899,000 Settlement

A patient with moderate dementia was admitted to La Habra Residential Care Facility and suffered repetitive and recurrent urinary tract infections as a result of the facility’s neglect. She suffered at least six to eight falls while a resident at the facility and the last fall resulted in four broken ribs. Additionally, the patient was…

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Successful Result for Woman who was Repeatedly Sexually Molested

Settlement/Verdict: $5.4 Million Verdict

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager of a residential care facility. The co-manager had a long history of alleged sexual misconduct at the facility, but none of the incidents of elder abuse were reported to either Adult Protective Services…

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Woman Becomes Quadriplegic Due to Elder Abuse and Negligent Hospital Staff

Settlement/Verdict: $750,000 Settlement

A 64-year-old woman suffering from self-injurious behavior related to mental illness was admitted to a hospital where she sustained a broken neck that resulted in permanent paralysis to her body. Despite the fact that her status as a dependent adult required special supervision, which the hospital assured her family would be provided, she was attacked…

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