Beverly Hills, California
Welcome to the Beverly Hills web site for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. As specialists in elder abuse and nursing home neglect, it is our duty to serve you, the people of Beverly Hills, and advocate on your behalf. We are here to help you determine whether you or a loved one may be the victim of the abuses that are rampant in skilled nursing facilities today. Most people are unaware that they have rights when dealing with such facilities. Therefore, we encourage you to take a look at the Patient’s Bill of Rights to get acquainted with your rights.
Beverly Hills, one of the most affluent cities in Los Angeles County, is a posh area known for its upscale shopping, restaurants and grandiose homes. In the early twentieth century celebrities like Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, decided to build their home in Beverly Hills soon after the residents of Beverly Hills were predominantly movie stars. One popular tourist attraction involves tours of the movie stars' homes that run through Beverly Hills. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Beverly Hills has a population of 34,109. While Beverly Hills has no skilled nursing facilities located within the city, there are several options just a few miles away, in neighboring cities such as Culver City.
Unfortunately, the elderly are at a greater risk for falling, and these falls can cause significant injuries. Not only does it take longer for an elderly person to recover from any kind of fall or disease due to their age. But according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nursing home residents account for 20% of people who die as a result of falls. Unfortunately, many falls in nursing homes arise as a result of understaffing within the facility, leading to the delivery of inadequate care for each of the facility’s residents. According to Section 483.30 of Title 42 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, skilled nursing facilities are required to have a sufficient staff to provide the highest level of care to each and every resident. This means that individuals who are known to be in need of help cannot be left unattended, and cries and call buttons cannot be left unanswered, even if this necessitates a one-to-one patient-to-staff ratio on a 24 hour basis.
Falls are considered to be a preventable and avoidable injury. If you or a loved one has fallen in a nursing home, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help. We will zealously fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve and serve cities located throughout California. If you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed to meet with you or your loved ones and help you obtain the justice you deserve.