Successes:Korean War Veteran Wanders Off in Nursing Home, Never FoundSettlement/Verdict: Seven-Figure Settlement
Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a seven-figure settlement for the family of a 71-year-old Korean War veteran suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who disappeared from the Memory Care Unit of his nursing home in the middle of the night.
The resident disappeared due to locks and alarms that had been malfunctioning for more than a month. Too, the nursing home’s inadequate staffing – one staff person to 25 Alzheimer residents – was in violation of state requirements. The man has never been found.