Success Stories

Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Stage IV Pressure Sores

Settlement/Verdict: $1.3 Million Settlement

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…

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Woman Dies, Suffers from 10 Pressure Sores

Settlement/Verdict: $1.5 Million Verdict

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…

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Korean War Veteran Wanders Off in Nursing Home, Never Found

Settlement/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…

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Class Action Settlement Against Nursing Home Chain

Settlement/Verdict: $4.5 Million

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…

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Woman Dies from Untreated Infection in Abdomen

Settlement/Verdict: $5.4 Million Verdict

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…

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