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Nursing Home Abuse Case

Del Amo Gardens Convalescent
22419 Kent Avenue
Torrance, California

Saddening but true, retirement homes are putting profits above people and neglecting and sometimes abusing their vulnerable elderly patients. At Del Amo Gardens, this is quite the case. Many elderly have limited mobility and the law states that retirement and nursing homes are required to properly care for these patients so that their needs are still met and provide services to increase range of motion. Del Amo Convalescent has violated this statute, according to the Department of Health Services. A severe violation was issued for ensuring residents did not overdose on medications, take them too long, or have them discontinued if side effects were too severe.

Without basic medical care such as this, how can we feel safe putting our loved ones at these centers and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for their care? You deserve to be compensated if you have been abused or neglected and furthermore your actions can increase nursing home safety laws and restrictions to ensure the quality of care for all our elderly citizens across the nation.

  • Having a program that keeps infection from spreading.
  • Ensure residents who take drugs are not given too many doses or for too long, and stop or change drugs that cause unwanted effects.
  • Care for residents special needs including medical care, injections, and prostheses.
  • Make sure residents with reduced range of motion get proper treatment and care.
  • Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed sores or heal existing sores.
  • Make sure residents who cannot care for themselves receive help with eating/drinking, grooming and hygiene.

Citations are issued by the Department of Health Services (DHS) during the annual certification visit.

Citations come in several classes depending on their severity. The state average is a little less than one per facility per year, but ideally, a facility should not have any citations.

  • Class AA: The most serious violation, AA citations are issued when a resident death has occurred in such a way that it has been directly and officially attributed to the responsibility of the facility, and carry fines of $25,000 to $100,000.
  • Class A: Class A citations are issued when violations present imminent danger to patients or the substantial probability of death or serious harm, and carry fines from $2,000 to $20,000.
  • Class B: Class B citations carry fines from $100 to $1000 and are issued for violations which have a direct or immediate relationship to health, safety, or security, but do not qualify as A or AA citations.

This information should not be used as the sole measure of quality of care in a nursing home. It is important to visit potential facilities and evaluate it yourself. Inland Christian Home is part of a nation-wide epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect. These shameful violations of human rights can be stopped with your support.

Del Amo Gardens in Torrance has shocking neglect in its history neglect of medical needs and even providing housekeeping and maintenance. This must be stopped.

In California, there are restricted time statutes on personal injury claims. If you miss these time limits, your claim will be barred forever. If you know of someone who has been abused or neglected in an elder care facility, you can get help right away. At Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe that nursing homes have a duty to take care of our elderly in a conscious and compassionate manner.

Nursing home and elder abuse in California is a complicated matter which usually requires a specialist. With over 30 years of experience in and around Torrance, Orange County, and Los Angeles, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has had the experience to get the best case results possible for the victim and family.

Call the nursing home abuse specialists at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys today and get your options explained, free. 949-203-3814.

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