La Puente, California

This is the La Puente 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 your facility has failed to meet those obligations.

Though heavily urbanized today, in the 1930's La Puente was known for its walnut groves, and was home to the world's largest walnut packing plant. The city's colors are green and white, and the city flower is the Golden Hibiscus. Notable residents of La Puente include Billy Laughlin who played "Froggy" in the Our Gang/Little Rascals comedies, professional football player Anthony Calvillo, and professional boxers Tony Balthazar and Steven Luevano. The population was 39,816 at the 2010 U.S. Census. La Puente has no Skilled Nursing Facilities, but you can search this website for one conveniently located to you.

Organization is a crucial factor in nursing homes today. Every patient is required to have extensive, detailed medical records. Section 483.20 of Title 42 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations describes the Resident Assessment required of all skilled nursing facilities for every patient they admit. It says, basically, that upon admission and then every so often, facilities must conduct a comprehensive evaluation of each patient. Among the things that must be recorded are communication, vision, customary routine, mood, physical capabilities, continence, nutrition and of course, medications. Otherwise, the patient faces many potential dangers, one of which is polypharmacy--the overuse of multiple prescription medications at one time.

In November 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study titled "Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events in Elder Adults. You can read our blog about it on this website. The study named four prescription medicines that cause two thirds of overdoses in the elderly. These are not unusual or high risk drugs, but commonplace and much prescribed blood thinners and antidiabetics. These kinds of drugs require close monitoring in the patients, routine blood tests to attain and maintain optimal safe dosages. So if you have a loved one currently living in a skilled nursing facility, it is vital that you make sure the providers are up to date and keeping close check on your loved one. All of these protocols require adequate staffing. Without it, your loved one is in peril of nursing home injuries and perhaps even death.

If you feel you or your loved one has been a victim of Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect, please contact us today. We will advocate on your behalf, and zealously fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. You won't have to handle the frustration and stress alone. A consultation is free, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed to meet with you.

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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