Lakewood, California

This is the Lakewood 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 to this site. It is our wish to make you aware of the obligations skilled nursing facilities are held to when treating patients, and share with you the options available to you should you discover your facility has failed to meet these obligations.

The city of Lakewood was incorporated in 1954. It is sometimes nicknamed the “instant city” because it developed from an agrarian society to an urban one over the course of just ten years. Initially, the city provided a home to World War II and Korean War veterans who worked in the aerospace factories of Long Beach and the South Bay. Lakewood was home to the first Denny's Restaurant, originally named Danny’s Donuts, in 1953. The population of Lakewood was 80,048 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Although, Lakewood has no Skilled Nursing Facilities, you can search this website for one conveniently located to you.

When a loved one of ours is in a nursing home, we hope for the highest quality of care. However, we must do more than hope —we should demand it because as a patient, it is your loved one’s right to receive the highest possible quality of care. Understaffing is the antithesis of high quality care. According to Section 483.30 of Title 42 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, skilled nursing facilities must have adequate staffing to maintain the highest practical physical and mental well-being of every resident.

One extremely common condition that plagues the greater majority of nursing home residents is dementia. If your loved one has dementia or is at risk of developing it, we recommend that you find a nursing home with staff that is well-trained to treat this especially delicate cognitive disorder. While many skilled nursing facilities use antipsychotics to sedate dementia patients who are combative or agitated, studies have shown that the use of antipsychotics actually worsens their already fragile health conditions. Furthermore, the misuse of antipsychotic drugs is a violation of Patients’ rights because it is considered to be a chemical restraint. Similar consequences result from polypharmacy, the overuse of too many prescription drugs at the same time. Specialists agree that the best management for agitation is behavioral, not chemical. Patients’ lives are at stake when nursing homes unnecessarily prescribe drugs, and the Food and Drug Administration warns that this type of nursing home abuse multiplies the danger of wrongful death among seniors.

If you or your loved one feels you have 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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