Skip to Content
415-441-8669 | TOLL FREE: 888-50EVANS

PHONE: 415-441-8669 | TOLL FREE: 888-50EVANS

Dec 3, 2015 by |

Lawsuit in California to Ending to Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents

The California Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana Dooley, is suing to prevent the dumping of nursing homes residents, which is in violation of federal law. The lawsuit alleges that California nursing homes send their Medi-Cal residents into hospitals and then refuse to readmit them to the residence.
The nursing homes interests are financial, because they open new rooms on the market. They can increase the price of their services and admit instead Medicare or private pay residents who are more lucrative.
The residents can request a readmission hearing required by the California Department of Health and Human Services, but the State doesn’t do anything to enforce his own decisions. Actually, although the residents win their readmission hearing, the nursing homes still refuse to readmit them. They have no choice but to stay in hospitals and pay unnecessary costs.
The purpose of the lawsuit is to attract attention of the State to strengthen laws against the dumping of nursing home residents and enforce its decisions to the nursing homes: for example by creating penalties for homes that refuse readmission.
If you feel that you or a loved one has been unfairly treated by a California nursing home, contact the Evans Law Firm by phone at (415) 441-8669, or by email at

Law Dragons 500 badge Million Dollar Advocates Forum SuperLawyers Badge Best Lawyers Badge Avvo

Our Passion For Justice

415-441-8669 888-50EVANS

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"The Evans Law Firm has great attorneys that are relentless, with exemplary performance and energy devoted to my case. My case would not have resolved without Ms. Evans - a tireless attorney that will not give up or stop until the case is resolved successfully."
Posted By: John Evans

Read More Reviews