Welcome to the Bell website for Los Angeles nursing home neglect attorney Ben Yeroushalmi. Here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, our team of elder abuse lawyers are dedicated to helping you understand the dangers of nursing home neglect and providing you with legal services, should you feel the need to take action against a skilled nursing facility.
The city of Bell, incorporated in 1927, is a small suburb of Los Angeles, located on the west bank of the Los Angeles River. Bell is rich in Native American history, as it was originally settled by Native Americans thousands of years ago when the Gabrielino Indians migrated there in 500 B.C. In 1876, James George Bell and his family settled in the area that we know as the city of Bell today. His Victorian style home still exists, as a historical landmark of the city. At the 2010 census, Bell's population was 35,477. Bell is home to one skilled nursing facility.
Inadequate staffing is the core problem of every nursing home. Not only do care facilities often fail to meet the legal minimum of 3.2 nursing hours per patient, per day, but they also often hire nurses that are not qualified for the job. Obviously, these nurses are unable to provide your loved one with the quality of care that he or she needs. In one extreme case, nursing homes were found guilty of hiring nurses who were previously convicted for drug tampering. Management had failed to properly screen their employees, and consequently put their patients' lives at risk. Fortunately, no one was injured in this particular instance. However, far too often, residents do suffer injuries or death as a direct result of staffing errors or recklessness. Under such unfortunate circumstances, the resident's loved ones may be able to bring a Wrongful Death claim against the care facility.
If you feel that your loved one's life is being put at risk by the staff at his or her skilled nursing facility, or that you may have a legitimate Wrongful Death claim, please contact us today to see how we can help. We at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi are eager to determine whether your loved one was subjected to such neglect, which is a form of Elder Abuse, and we will zealously fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. We will advocate on your behalf, saving you the frustration and stress of handling the problem alone.
Contact us today for a free consultation. If you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed to meet with you or your loved ones.