The Breakers of Long Beach, an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County, has been ordered to pay damages after a jury decided that the facility was liable for the injuries of a resident. A Los Angeles County judge ordered the assisted living facility to pay approximately $400,000 to the woman who was injured after a fall. According to court documents, two other elder abuse cases were filed against the facility in 2013. Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys say that injuries are common at assisted living facilities.
One of the elder abuse cases filed against the facility was settled in 2013. Settlement discussions in the second case are scheduled to begin this month. The second case involves a resident who allegedly died from an ulcerated laceration on his leg. The death of the man prompted a California Department of Social Services investigation. After the investigation was completed, it was determined by the California Department of Social Services that the resident did not receive proper care prior to his death. Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys say that deaths at assisted living facilities are a cause for concern.
The Breakers of Long Beach is a licensed residential care facility for the elderly. The building that the facility is located in is for sale. The attorneys for the assisted living facility stated that he did not know if the potential sale of the building is related to the lawsuits. He did state that the facility is appealing the results of the State of California investigation. The attorneys for the defendant also stated that the facility is not in danger of losing the permits required to operate the business.
According to attorneys for the plaintiffs, the facility accepts residents that it is not prepared to care for. In the case where a resident fell and suffered spinal injuries, the jury decided that negligence was a factor. In another case, a 90 year old resident allegedly cut his leg on his first day at the facility. The resident was taken to a hospital to get treatment for the wound. Unfortunately, the resident died 30 days after being admitted to the facility. Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys say that any suspected elder abuse should be reported to authorities.
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