Oakland, California

Welcome to the Oakland website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. This page has been specifically designed to inform your community of the dangers of elder abuse in nursing homes. Although we hope that your loved one never falls victim to such abuse, nursing home neglect is, unfortunately, extremely prevalent in California skilled nursing facilities. At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, our elder abuse attorneys are specially equipped to help you and your loved one in the fight against nursing home neglect. As elder abuse specialists, we understand the complex nature of nursing home neglect and have dealt with all sorts of injuries, both physical and psychological, from which victims of neglect frequently suffer.

Oakland is a busy port city located in the East Bay area. Lake Merritt, which lies east of downtown Oakland, became the first official wildlife refugee in the United States in 1870. Surrounding the lake are 126 lampposts and 3,400 light bulbs, which are aptly referred to as the “necklace of lights.” Oakland Airport, though small in comparison to the nearby San Francisco International Airport, has seen significant events in aviation history since its opening in 1927. At that time, Oakland Airport actually had the longest runway in the world. In 1935, Amelia Earhart, after becoming the first person to fly from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, landed at Oakland Aiport. Earhart also departed from Oakland Airport in 1937 in her final flight and intended to return to Oakland Airport after flying around the world. With a population of 395,817, Oakland is the third largest city in the Bay Area and there are currently 20 nursing homes located within the city.

Studies have shown that approximately 60% of nursing home patients suffer from at least one cognitive disorder, such as dementia. If your loved one suffers from dementia, it is important that his or her nursing home is providing the care that your loved one requires. Because recreational activities and other non-pharmacological therapies that have been proven to effectively treat dementia can require additional time and attention, understaffed facilities will often resort to chemical restraints instead. The use of restraints, however, is not only a violation of your loved one’s rights, but also is associated with dangerous side effects including the aggravation of dementia-related agitation or delirium. Furthermore, chemical restraints are usually antipsychotic drugs being used for off-label purposes, despite warnings by the Food and Drug Administration that such use more than doubles the chances of death in dementia patients.

The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi would like to emphasize that the use of antipsychotic drugs to sedate dementia patients is not the proper approach to treating dementia. If your loved one is being chemically restrained, he or she is likely a victim of nursing home neglect. At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we are very compassionate about victims of neglect and understand how painful it can be to watch your loved one’s health deteriorate. End your loved one’s suffering today and contact the elder abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi immediately for a free consultation.

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