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Ledesma, et al. v. Mariner Health Care

Ten nursing home residents were awarded $9.6 million in punitive and wrongful death damages after their four-month trial by Zoom against Parkview Healthcare Center in Hayward. In earlier phases, the jury sided with the residents, finding unanimously that their rights were repeatedly violated and the owner and operator, Parkview Operating Company, LP and Mariner Health …

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Bedsores

This case involves the neglect and abuse of an elderly man living in a skilled nursing facility. Our client was non-ambulatory and recovering from surgery on his lungs, so he required specialized care from the staff of the facility. However, the facility failed to meet this standard of care. Our client was not given the …

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Bedsores

This case involves the abuse and neglect of our client, an elderly man. Our client had been living at home with his primary care giver, but was taken to a skilled nursing facility to stay for a couple of days while she was out of the country. Because he was bound to his wheelchair, he …

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Bedsores

This case involves the mistreatment and neglect of an elderly woman living in a skilled nursing facility. Our client was admitted to the skilled nursing facility to recover from hip surgery on her fractured hip. She frequently complained to her family that she was not being turned enough in bed, and her family communicated this …

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Bedsores

This case involves the abuse and neglect of our client while living in a nursing home. Our client was a dependent adult and thus required constant assistance throughout the day from the facility. However, the facility neglected to turn and reposition our client, and as a result, he developed severe pressure ulcers and passed away. …

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Choking

This devastating case involved the neglect of a 74-year-old man with severe psychosis and PTSD living in a nursing home. Because of his mental condition and the powerful drugs to treat them, he required constant supervision. But this nursing home was under-staffed and left him alone for an extended period outside where he choked to …

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Falls

This tragic case involves the neglect and mistreatment of a 98-year-old woman. While living in an RCFE, she fell eight times in six months. The last fall caused fatal brain damage and she passed away as a result of preventable injuries and delay in medical care. The case settled confidentially for $950,000.00

Delay in Labs

Our client had labs drawn on a Friday, but the results, though known and critical on a Saturday, were not communicated to the doctor until Monday. He called as soon as he saw the results, only to learn the coroner was loading the body. The lab and doctor blamed each other, but both agreed our …

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Medication Errors

This case involves the abuse and neglect of our client, an elderly woman suffering from dementia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Because of her various conditions, she required constant care and assistance at the nursing facility where she was living. She especially required extensive care regarding her medication for her diabetes. The facility staff, however, failed …

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Falls

This case involves the neglect of our client, a 92-year-old man suffering from congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and hypertension. Our client was admitted to a skilled nursing facility to rehabilitate after being hospitalized. It was the duty of the facility to create a specialized care plan for our client. However, this was not the …

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