La Mirada, California

This is the La Mirada website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorneys who specialize in the fight against Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence. We welcome you and wish to make you aware of the obligations that skilled nursing facilities have towards their patients, and what your options are if the facility has failed to meet those obligations.

The name La Mirada comes for the Spanish for "the view." The La Mirada Civic Center features a performing arts center and Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Because of all the recreational facilities that the city has provided to serve the community, La Mirada was named one of the best places to live by CNN's Money Magazine. At the 2010 census, the population was 48,527. La Mirada has 2 Skilled Nursing Facilities.

In skilled nursing facility news, the 65 top hospitals of 2011 have been named by Leapfrog Group Modern Healthcare. This is thought to be the most competitive award for hospital quality in the country. The results came from a survey which was based on 3 general areas: the patients' well being, what resources are utilized to treat patients, and how management creates a safe and pleasant environment. Among the specific areas examined were pneumonia care and hand hygiene, the use of computers when recording and relaying doctors' orders, staffing levels, and patient experience. These top 65 hospitals naturally got high scores in every category. Unfortunately, the same is not true of many California nursing homes. The good news is that the "Top Hospital" award provides a standard for all skilled nursing facilities to aspire to.

Perhaps the greatest culprit in nursing home neglect is understaffing. Skilled nursing facilities time and again do not meet the minimum hours of nursing Health & Safety Code §1276.5-1276.65 demands. But the 3.2 hour per patient per day minimum is only the least amount required by law. The real needs of nursing home residents require a much larger patient to caregiver ratio--sometimes one-to-one. Without adequate staffing, your loved ones are in danger of nursing home injuries such as falls, dehydration and malnutrition, and a variety of infections including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), scabies, clostridium difficile (C. difficile), and sepsis, not to mention influenza and pneumonia, all of which can lead to death.

If you are or have been a victim of Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect, or you suspect your loved one has been subjected to negligence of abuse in a nursing home, please contact us today. 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.

Client Reviews
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. Anonymous review
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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