Santa Monica, California

Welcome to the Santa Monica website for Yeroushalmi Law, a Los Angeles law firm dedicated to litigating nursing home elder abuse and neglect cases. This website has been created by a team of elder abuse specialists to inform you of the dangers of nursing home neglect and help you protect yourself or your loved ones who may be living in or thinking about moving into a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, or board & care home.

Santa Monica, historically known as Bay City, is located in west Los Angeles County along the beach. The city is a major tourist attraction, because in addition to the beach, Santa Monica offers a growing variety of retail, dining, recreation, and entertainment. The Santa Monica pier has amusement park rides, games, and a carnival-like atmosphere that makes it an attractive outing for all age groups and a popular sightseeing destination for tourists. The pier's carousel is actually a national historic landmark. Nearby is the Third Street Promenade, an outdoor shopping area that stretches for an entire three blocks. The city has about twenty skilled nursing facilities.

If you or your loved one has experienced neglect or abuse while staying in a Santa Monica nursing facility, our expert team of legal professionals is here to assist you. Navigating through the complex process of litigation can be extremely challenging, especially when added to the stress of realizing that your loved one might be a victim of nursing home abuse. Here at Yeroushalmi Law, we want to help you through this difficult time and facilitate the process for you, while working diligently to maximize your recovery.

The field of elder abuse and nursing home neglect has many different facets that can quickly become overwhelming to someone who is not familiar with all of its moving parts. For example, victims of elder abuse who were receiving care through Medicare or Medi-Cal will need to pay off liens that these entities are entitled to place on any settlement that comes from a lawsuit. A lien ensures that the costs incurred by Medicare or Medi-Cal in treating the patient are recovered by these entities. Contacting and corresponding with these agencies is an extremely long and tedious process. However, here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we take care of all of the details from start to finish so that our clients don’t have to.

One of the most common types of cases we see at our office involves residents at assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities developing bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. Bed sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. They typically develop over bony areas of the body, such as the heels, hips, tailbone, and elbows. In nursing home settings, bed sores often occur when residents are left immobile for extended periods without proper repositioning or care.

Causes of bedsores may include:

  • Lack of Movement: Residents who are confined to bed or a wheelchair are at high risk of developing bed sores due to prolonged pressure on specific areas of the body.
  • Poor Nutrition and Hydration: Malnutrition and dehydration can weaken the skin and make it more susceptible to damage from pressure.
  • Inadequate Staffing: Understaffed nursing homes may fail to provide sufficient care and attention to residents, leading to inadequate turning and repositioning and the development of bed sores.
  • Failure to Provide Proper Care: Neglectful caregivers may neglect to regularly reposition residents, keep them clean and dry, or provide appropriate wound care, all of which can contribute to the development and worsening of bed sores.

If you or a loved one has developed bed sores due to nursing home neglect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. Our experienced bedsore attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and pursue a claim against the negligent parties. As specialists in the field of nursing home abuse and neglect litigation, we take pride in providing our clients with the most efficient and comprehensive services. We are well-informed of the many conditions that might arise due to neglect in skilled nursing facilities, including pressure ulcers, incontinence, falls, restraints, and infections, and would love the privilege of speaking with you about the care that your loved one is receiving. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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