Fremont, California

Welcome to the Fremont website for nursing home neglect attorney Ben Yeroushalmi. With experience in both class actions against large nursing home chains, as well as with individual lawsuits, the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi is equipped to meet your legal needs. We understand that a nursing home neglect case is not a simple personal injury or medical malpractice case. Therefore, we have dedicated elder abuse specialists that understand the complex nature of nursing home neglect litigation and are compassionate and aggressive about protecting the rights of the elderly.

Fremont is located in the southeast Bay Area, near Silicon Valley. The city was established in 1956. Along with Newark and Union City, these three cities are grouped together as the Tri-City Area. With a population of 214,089, Fremont has grown to be one of the most populous cities in the Bay Area. There are seven skilled nursing facilities located in the city of Fremont.

While there are many serious injuries such as pressure ulcers, falls, fractures, and deadly infections that result from understaffing and neglect, the Patients’ Bill of Rights also addresses issues such as hygiene and dignity. While some may believe that such issues are small and insignificant, we firmly believe that all humans deserve to be treated with respect, even if in the end stages of their lives.

For example, incontinence is one issue that often leads to violations of the Patients’ Rights regarding hygiene and dignity. Our elder abuse attorneys have personally heard countless stories from our clients of loved ones being left in soiled diapers for hours on end. Beyond this being a clear breach of the Patients’ Rights, it also demonstrates a clear disrespect for human life. Especially for nursing home patients, who are often already embarrassed or ashamed of their inability to control their bodies as they age, it is important that the facility provide staff who can tend not only to physical needs of the residents, but also maintain the patient’s psychological health.

Unfortunately, understaffed facilities will often disregard the patient’s mental health in favor of saving time and resources. For instance, patients who suffer from dementia often become depressed, agitated, or combative. Specialists have confirmed that the best treatment for dementia is one that preserves the patient’s mental well-being by taking a non-pharmacological approach. However, instead of implementing fun leisurely activities into the resident’s daily routine, which has been proven to be effective, nurses often save time by using drugs to chemically restrain the patient.

It is important to note that these drugs are not even intended to treat dementia. Antipsychotics are meant to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and any other use of these drugs is considered “off-label.” While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that off-label use of antipsychotics is extremely dangerous and increases mortality in those who suffer from cognitive disorders, nursing homes continue to use these drugs at their convenience to restrain patients.

If you feel that your loved one’s dignity has been violated in any way, he or she may be a victim of neglect. At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we specialize in elder abuse litigation and can help you and your loved one through this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

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All around GREAT experienced under the circumstances. Special thanks to Devon Wright she did exceptional work for our case. Anonymous review
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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
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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
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