The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi is a Los Angeles elder abuse firm exclusively dedicated to helping victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse. If your loved one is suffering from bed sores, broken bones, dehydration, malnutrition, bruises, or other concerning symptoms in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should contact us.
Our firm’s founder, Ben Yeroushalmi, is a relentless fighter recognized by both his peers and clients for his passionate and vigorous representation of elderly and dependent adult victims of abuse and neglect. Mr. Yeroushalmi has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer reviewed rank for Professional Excellence, and has served as lead counsel for elderly residents in major California class action lawsuits pursuing claims for understaffing. Since 2008, Mr. Yeroushalmi has dedicated his entire practice to advocating for the rights of elderly and vulnerable victims of abuse and neglect in custodial settings throughout California. Since dedicating his practice to elder abuse and neglect litigation, Mr. Yeroushalmi and his hard-working team of attorneys and professional staff have recovered over $18 Million in damages on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Elder abuse and nursing home neglect litigation is a focused sector of the law that requires specialized knowledge about injuries that commonly occur in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Our firm’s focus on almost exclusively handling elder abuse and neglect cases statewide provides our California nursing home abuse lawyers with extensive experience in navigating the many nuances of such cases and has resulted in significant outcomes for our clients. As elder abuse specialists, we know how to obtain the evidence needed to satisfy the high burden of proof required to prove neglect in a nursing home.Claims Based on Injuries Sustained at Nursing Homes
Understaffing and improper training increase the likelihood of a resident not receiving the care they need. For example, a nursing home that is understaffed may neglect to help an elderly resident with personal hygiene or fail to provide proper medicine or food. It may fail to provide adequate nutrition.
It may fail to prevent a resident from wandering, falling, or engaging in other hazardous behaviors. In some cases, nursing homes have overmedicated residents whom they believe are unruly or causing “problems” for staff. This type of chemical restraint is unlawful and unacceptable, and our nursing home abuse lawyers can help California residents and their families hold a facility accountable for this misconduct.Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
Assisted living abuse may include physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, and can also include neglect or financial exploitation. People who live in assisted living or residential care facilities typically require less intensive care than do residents of nursing homes. Many assisted living and residential care facilities contract the supervised care for certain chronic conditions or impairments. Still, these facilities pose many of the same risks for elder abuse and neglect presented by skilled nursing facilities. Older adults may suffer from medication errors, bed sores, falls, or assault by other residents if the supervised care is not provided.
Many times, assisted living facilities accept or retain residents who have higher levels of need than what the facility is able to provide, leading to inevitable neglect and otherwise avoidable injuries.
When retained for an assisted living facility case, our California nursing home abuse attorneys will look at all of the factors that contributed to the injury or death of an assisted living facility resident. These may include a lack of regulatory oversight, minimal training, understaffing, and repeated violations of the regulations governing quality of care at assisted living facilities.Consult a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in California
If you or a loved one was subjected to elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should contact our experienced and dedicated attorneys to find out about your next legal steps. Contact us at 310-623-1926 or via our online form. We have represented clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Ventura County and cities such as Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Long Beach, Alameda, Burbank, Santa Monica, Torrance, Anaheim, Irvine, Lancaster, Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Fremont, and Hayward and can assist clients in cities across the state of California.