Successes:Elder Man with Multiple Sclerosis Suffers Football-Sized Pressure SoreSettlement/Verdict: $900,000 Verdict
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia won a verdict of more than $900,000 for a 53-year-old dependent adult in a nursing home. The former PG&E lineman, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, had a gaping to-the-bone, football-sized pressure sore on his back. He had to undergo a colostomy due to lack of care. The state also found the nursing home to be “chronically understaffed” and gave it a class A citation.