Concord, California

The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi offers our legal services to the city of Concord, California. This webpage is dedicated to informing this community of the prevalence of elder abuse in California nursing homes. Our California office is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help you with your nursing home neglect case. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi specialize in elder abuse litigation and are very compassionate about protecting the rights of nursing home neglect victims.

Concord is located in the east San Francisco Bay Area. The city was founded in 1869, and in 1942, the Concord Naval Weapons Station was established. Renowned movie star Tom Hanks was born in Concord. Hanks is famous for his role in the movie Forrest Gump, along with many others. The city’s current population is 122,067 and there are five skilled nursing facilities in Concord.

Despite the prevalence of elder abuse in skilled nursing facilities, few people realize the seriousness of such practices. For-profit facilities, especially, prey on the most vulnerable members of the community – the elderly and the sick, who may or may not have friends or relatives to look out for them. Although it is the nursing home’s responsibility to care for its residents, it is still especially important for you to watch your loved one like a hawk.

Over the years, our nursing home neglect attorneys have heard countless stories from our clients about nursing homes intentionally concealing the development of their loved ones’ injuries. It is important for you to be aware that skilled nursing facilities have an incentive to conceal injuries due to various programs and laws that have been put in place by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services. While Medicare’s No-Pay Rule makes facilities ineligible for funding to treat injuries acquired within the facility, the Department of Health and Human Services actually offers incentives to facilities that can reduce incidences of preventable injuries. Therefore, facilities will often intentionally conceal the development of injuries in order to avoid liability, and to continue to receive funding from government healthcare organizations.

Unfortunately, however, this intentional concealment entails that the patient will not receive the care and treatment that he or she needs. Preventable injuries, such as pressure ulcers and infections, however, have a higher chance of being treated successfully if they are discovered early on. Pressure ulcers have four stages and each stage warrants a different type of treatment. A stage I pressure ulcer can usually be resolved with medicated ointments, repositioning, and special mattresses or cushions. However, if the wound is allowed to develop into a life-threatening stage IV pressure ulcer, it is more likely to become infected and the patient may require hospitalization and much more intensive treatments. Meanwhile, infections, such as C. difficile, MRSA, scabies, and sepsis require immediate medical attention so that patients can receive necessary antibiotics.

Pressure ulcers and infections, which are highly preventable in the first place, lead to extreme pain and suffering, and sometimes even death. At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the elderly and alleviating any pain that you and your loved one may have suffered. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and will do everything we can to take care of all the legal aspects. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Ben Yeroushalmi accepted my case with much understanding and patience. He went above and beyond with the defense lawyers to reach a fair settlement. He explained the complete case process (as I had never filed a case with anyone) Ben kept my sister and I notified of every email or correspondence he had with the opposing council. Gloria
Ben is an outstanding litigator, and human being. He took on our case, as if it was his own. He paid close attention to details. His guidance was invaluable. He was very clear and concise, in explaining all potential scenarios to us. He spoke eloquently, and straight to the point at all times. Ben is a true professional, with a passion for his craft. Anonymous review
I had a heartfelt and memorable experience with Ben , very genuine and I can tell he loves what he does. His determination shows beautifully and it is amazing. In my opinion it is very rare you find people who love what they're doing and it shows. Not wanting to get religious on an review but, God introduced me to Ben for a reason. Summer
Ben was wonderful. He took our case when no one else was interested or wanted way to much money. We would highly recommend Ben because he really listens and takes your situation into consideration. We settled our case and we were only unhappy with one thing and that was the confidentiality clause but that was not Ben's fault it came with the deal. June
All around GREAT experienced under the circumstances. Special thanks to Devon Wright she did exceptional work for our case. Anonymous review
Mr Yeroushalmi was our lawyer for a case involving my mother who was a victim of elderly abuse while in a nursing home. He and his team did an excellent job. My mother was able to live comfortably for the remaining years of her life due to the results of our case. I highly recommend Mr Ben Yeroushalmi. Danny
Mr. Yeroushalmi had provided his legal services for my father's medical injury case. Through mr. Yeroushlmi's excellent services, my family could make informed decisions during the entire course of legal proceedings. Thanks for the professional and responsive services. I strongly recommend Mr. Yeroushimi as your legal advisior. He is the one you can rely on. Thanks. Samuel
Mr. Yeroushalmi provide excellent representation After my husband passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's. It was a complex case and I was always informed of the progression of the case. The office staff offers the personal touch and patience with my constant phone calls and questions. I highly recommend Ben and his staff if you are looking for an aggressive attorney with high ethics and great attention to details. Terry
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