Garcia & Artigliere’s Success Stories

Over $3 billion in results

While we cannot guarantee any outcome, through our over 25 years in practice our attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere have secured outstanding results in elder abuse litigation across the United States. We have fought for verdicts and settlements that have changed our clients’ lives, helping them face more stable futures in the wake of serious instances of elder neglect and abuse. Take a moment to review some of our notable successes, or call our offices at (866) 489-8797 any time for a free, confidential consultation and find out how we can assist you.

$46,000,000

The United States Department of Justice entered into a Consent Judgment with several defendants for $46,000,000 after Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Matthew M. Coman brought claims against those defendants for violations of the False Claims Act. The $46,000,000 settlement award from Paksn Inc., a skilled nursing management company based in California, as well as its owners and six nursing facilities was approved by the United States District Court on Monday, November 13, 2023. The case was made under the False Claims Act and focused on a kickback scheme.

$45,000,000

The United States Department of Justice entered into a Consent Judgment with several defendants for $45,000,000 after Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia, David M. Medby and Matthew M. Coman brought claims against those defendants for violations of the False Claims Act.

$38,600,000​

Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in California history.

$19,500,000

Stephen M. Garcia served as counsel in an arbitration leading into a recovery of over $19.5 million for the plaintiffs in a medical device lawsuit.

$12,000,000​

Garcia & Artigliere was honored to conclude a class action against Manor Care leading to a $12,000,000.00 settlement. Bill Artigliere commented, “nothing comes easy against these defendants and especially in Federal Court where this case was venued. We fought, got the case certified as a class when the defense had adopted a hard ball stance, then stood up for our clients and were honored to achieve such a substantial award for the class.”

$12,000,000

In Re Rechnitz Nursing Facilities. Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia, Bill Artigliere and David M. Medby were able to acquire a $12 million settlement after seven years of litigation involving the largest provider of long term health care in Southern California in understaffing allegations.

$9,000,000

In Re Manor Care. Acquired a $9 million settlement of a class action relating to understaffing of long term health care facilities in California.

$8,000,000

Class action settlement for consumers against Best Buy and AOL for violations of consumer laws.

$7,000,000

Class action settlement as against Holiday Retirement for violations of wage and hour laws.

$6,950,000

Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Matthew Coman and Stephen M. Garcia acquired $6.95 million in settlements in cases involving a Kentucky physician and hospital utilizing unnecessary and/or improper medical devices in surgeries.

$6,950,000

Settlement against a Los Angeles acute care hospital and several medical providers on behalf of a minor who was permanently disabled while a patient of the hospital as a result of poor surgical practices by a physician in the hospital.

$6,100,000

In Re Ensign Care. Received a $6.1 million settlement relating to understaffing in California nursing homes.

$6,000,000

Class action settlement award on behalf of elder and dependent adult residents of the Ensign Corporation’s California long term care facilities.

$5,800,000

In Re Pleasant Care. Received a $5.8 million settlement regarding understaffing in California nursing homes.

$5,400,000

Muccianti v. Willow Creek. After an 8 week trial in Fresno County California, elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia persuaded a Fresno County jury to enter judgment for the wrongful death of a woman who came to a skilled nursing home for rehabilitation, but died of an untreated and ignored infection in her abdomen. The verdict included one of the top ten punitive damage awards in the state of California for a single year.

$5,400,000

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 or to the Department of Social Services. Upon discovery, the nursing home fired the co-manager and waited 8 days to report his actions to the police, giving him time to flee.

$5,200,000

Trial verdict by a Santa Monica court where a resident suffered 16 falls at a licensed residential care facility for the elderly.

$5,000,000

Verdict in a jury trial on behalf of a 92-year-old dependent adult woman who suffered elder abuse and neglect over a seven-year period while she was a resident of a San Gabriel, CA nursing home.

$4,900,000

Garcia & Artigliere attorney Stephen M. Garcia acquired a $4.9 million verdict against a Southern California nursing home for allowing a resident to suffer decubitus ulcers.

$4,700,000

In Re Sun Mar. Acquired a $4.7 million settlement relating to understaffing in California nursing homes.

$4,500,000

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing home chain. As part of the settlement, Mr. Garcia insisted the settlement include the appointment of an independent monitor, selected by Mr. Garcia, who would undertake quarterly inspections at select nursing homes operated by the company.

$3,800,000

Class action settlement on behalf of elder and dependent adult residents of Pleasant Care Corporation long term care facilities.

$3,700,000

Class action settlement on behalf of elder and dependent adult residents of Sun Mar Corporation long term care facilities.

$3,100,000

Jury verdict on behalf of an elderly woman who suffered significant injuries while admitted to the Parkway Extended Care skilled nursing facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

$3,094,000

Elias v. Parkway. Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Matthew Coman acquired a $3,094,000.00 verdict in Jefferson County Kentucky on behalf of an ignored elder adult allowed to suffer multiple falls and injury.

$2,450,000

Whitten v. Confidential. Settlement for our elderly client who suffered injuries due to the misdiagnosis of his stroke by a hospital emergency department and its staff.

$2,400,000

Sandoval v. Willow Creek. Compensatory nursing home verdict in Fresno County for an elder allowed to develop from pressure sores due to abuse by a skilled nursing facility. Settled as opening statements were about to be given in punitive damages phase.

$2,200,000

Award on behalf of an elderly plaintiff who suffered amputation of his leg, pressure sores and gangrene as a result of elder abuse by a Kentucky nursing home.

$2,200,000

$2,200,000 against Defendants LTAC of Louisiana, LLC d/b/a “AMG Specialty Hospital,” and Acadiana Management Group, LLC, respectively, for injuries caused by the negligence of the two (2) defendants.

$2,192,745

Staton v. Martin Manor. Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Matt Coman acquired a $2,192,745 verdict in Martin County, Kentucky on behalf of an ignored elder allowed to develop avoidable pressure injuries.

$1,900,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Matt Coman acquired a settlement of $1.9 million in the state of Kentucky on behalf of Mrs. Staton who was the victim of the development of pressure ulcers in a Martin County nursing home.

$1,800,000

Settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff in a lawsuit against a Kentucky physician and related hospital defendant for significant injuries caused by the physician’s surgical errors.

$1,650,000

Settlement for a man who suffered severe injuries and the need for revision surgery after his doctor negligently performed ankle surgery.

$1,650,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Matthew Coman acquired a $1.65 million settlement from a Kentucky hospital and physician providing inappropriate care to the patient.

$1,625,000

As trial was nearing, Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere acquired a settlement of $1.625 million against a Southern California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly that allowed an 83-year-old woman to develop a pressure injury on her left hip.

Garcia & Artigliere rejected many offers of settlement and, in fact, declined to deter from trial preparation to engage in a mediation until the full amount of the one-million-dollar insurance policy was tendered as an offer of settlement.

Artigliere stated, “It was important that the defendant facility reach into their own money rather than just insurance money, to settle the case. We are hopeful that in being required to do so, they will recognize the significance and pain caused by their misconduct and alter the way they care for our elders into the future.”

$1,600,000+

Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere tried the case of Ms. Guillermina Ruvalcaba in the Los Angeles County Superior Court leading to an award of over $1.6 million.

$1,550,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere were able to acquire a $1.550 million award against a Southern California nursing home for the wrongful death and avoidable development of pressure ulcers on the plaintiff.

$1,500,000

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $1.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who died from more than 10 pressure sores, many of which were infected, black and necrotic. When she was brought into the hospital she was also suffering from diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition. The coroner found her death to be caused by an infection of accumulated pressure sores.

$1,500.000

Lucious v. Confidential. A resident of a Southern California skilled nursing facility was allowed to develop avoidable decubitus ulcers. Stephen M. Garcia was able to acquire a favorable judgment in the sum of $1.5 million for his client.

$1,500,000

Acquired a $1.5 million judgment in the first certified class in the United States of America alleging understaffing in a residential care facility for the elderly.

$1,400,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere acquired a $1.4 million settlement on behalf of the plaintiff who suffered multiple falls and injury.

$1,300,000+

Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful death. The elderly resident was admitted after surgery for a fractured hip. She also suffered from Alzheimer’s dementia and a Stage I pressure sore. Due to lack of care, the resident’s bed sore was left unattended and turned into a Stage IV sore that became infected. The resident had a second fall and the nursing home refused to send her to the hospital. For five months the resident suffered severe pain until, at the family’s insistence, she was taken to the hospital and found to have fractured her hip in the second fall.

$1,000,000

Asch v. Confidential. Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere were able to acquire a $1 million settlement against a Napa area nursing home.

$1,000,000

Hannickel v. Confidential. Acquired a $1 million settlement against a Northern California skilled nursing facility for a resident suffering multiple falls.

$1,000,000

Mathis v. Confidential. Acquired a $1 million settlement for a resident who was physically abused by a co-resident.

$1,000,000

Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere acquired a $1 million settlement on behalf of the plaintiff who was allowed to develop avoidable decubitus ulcers in a Southern California skilled nursing facility.

$800,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Rosalie Baladejo teamed to acquire an $800,000 settlement on behalf of an elderly woman who was allowed to suffer from falls and a fracture in a Southern California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.

$800,000

As trial was nearing, Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere acquired a settlement of $800,000 against a Southern California skilled nursing facility for the elderly that allowed an 82-year-old woman to suffer a fall and fractured hip despite allegedly being cared for as a “high fall risk” resident.

Artigliere stated, “The defense adopted, effectively, the “old people fall” defense. We were gratified to expose the assertion as specious through many depositions and aggressive discovery. Our client was neglected and we were pleased to see that reality was eventually accepted by the defense in settling the case as trial rapidly approached.”

$800,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and David Medby were proud to have achieved an $800,000.00 settlement elderly client from a Southern California residential care facility for the elderly which allowed the Plaintiff to suffer repeated falls without referral to the required level of care for the Plaintiff.

$700,000

Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen Garcia and Rosie Baladejo, having secured a priority trial setting date, reached a $700,000 settlement on behalf of a 79 year old woman who was allowed to develop avoidable pressure injuries in a Southern California skilled nursing facility. Garcia noted, “it always saddens me when our elders are entrusted to the care of these facilities and effectively ignored. As our client is alive, this was a case which we wanted to, and did, settle as soon as possible for a fair number so that she could benefit and enjoy the settlement proceeds in her lifetime. While this will not alter the pain she suffered due to the reckless neglect of the defendants, it will allow for her to pay a properly attentive caregiver and enjoy her golden years. That is important to us.”

$700,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and William Artigliere were proud to have achieved an $700,000.00 settlement as the trial date was imminent for an elderly client from a Southern California skilled nursing facility for the elderly which allowed the Plaintiff to develop avoidable pressure injuries.

$550,000

Garcia & Artigliere lawyers Stephen M. Garcia and Bill Artigliere teamed to acquire a $550,000 settlement on behalf of an elderly man who was allowed to suffer from falls and a fracture in a Southern California skilled nursing facility.