Glendale, California

Welcome to the Glendale website for Los Angeles elder abuse attorney Ben Yeroushalmi. Here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the elderly. As specialists in elder abuse litigation, we have created this webpage to raise awareness on the dangers of nursing home neglect. We can only hope that by being aware of these egregious crimes, you and your loved one can avoid the suffering that is far too common among the elderly population in today's times.

Glendale was incorporated in 1906 and today is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. With respect to the California coast, Glendale lies inland, at the Eastern end of the San Fernando Valley. In its early days of development, the Grand Central Airport was an employer for a large portion of the city's citizens. Charles Lindbergh, famous for completing the first commercial transcontinental flight, actually departed from the Grand Central Airport. With the opening of the Glendale Galleria mall in 1976, the city became a center for tourism. The city is also an industrial powerhouse, as home to the corporate offices of many large companies including DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Company, Nestle, the International House of Pancakes, and Nero. As of the 2010, the city's population was recorded at 191,719. Glendale is home to thirteen Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Due to a number of risk factors, infections are quite common in nursing homes. While nursing home residents are far more susceptible to infectious diseases because of their increased age, weakened immune systems, and underlying chronic diseases, it is also more difficult to diagnose and treat the elderly because of their frailty. Common infections in nursing homes include urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections such as pressure ulcers, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), scabies, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), and sepsis. According to a recent study, approximately 15% of all nursing homes in the U.S. received citations for deficient infection control from 2000 to 2007. Before choosing a nursing home for your loved one, make sure to check the facility for deficiencies.

Nursing homes need to ensure that their staff is educated in preventative measures. In the case that an outbreak does occur, nurses must be trained to identify symptoms and properly diagnose infectious diseases, and then follow infection control guidelines. The concern with infection control presents not only the issue of quality of care, but also that of adequate staffing. When a facility is understaffed, the risk of infection spreading increases exponentially. Perhaps the simplest, yet most crucial step in taking preventative measures is hand-washing. In Leapfrog Group's ranking of the top hospitals in 2011, nursing staff hand hygiene was cited as one of the most important factors being taken into consideration. Unfortunately, when a facility is inadequately staffed, nurses often forget or neglect to follow infection control guidelines, and skip certain steps, such as washing their hands.

If your loved one has suffered serious or life-threatening infection in a skilled nursing facility, and you believe it was due to neglect, please contact us today to see how we can help your loved one receive the care to which he or she is entitled. If you cannot come in to our office for your free consultation, we will gladly come to you.

Client Reviews
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Excellent staff and the epitome of genuine, honest, and beyond helpful. I was lost and running out of time until I found Yeroushalmi law office. I am beyond grateful and had the pleasure of working with such amazing people who look out for your best interest.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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