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OUR CLIENT VS. CONFIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR THE ELDERLY – $300,000 MEDIATED SETTLEMENT
This was a wrongful death elder abuse/neglect case arising from the death of an 88-year-old man on July 10, 2005 due to a massive, advanced and inoperable subdural hematoma. Jim fell from bed at the defendants’ residential care facility for the elderly at about 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005, and suffered two head lacerations when his head struck the floor. The staff LVN, in the presence of the administrator, cleaned and bandaged the wounds but defendants provided no further medical evaluations or care. Five days later on Tuesday July 5, a visiting nurse discovered that Jim was non-responsive. He was immediately transported to the Stanford Medical Center emergency department where the head injury was diagnosed, but it was too late to save him and he was transferred to the Palo Alto VA Hospital for hospice care. » Read More

$375,000 SETTLEMENT IN ELDER ABUSE/NEGLECT CASE
This was a wrongful death/elder abuse case brought by the adult children of a resident at a Confidential Skilled Nursing Facility in Millbrae, California. Caregivers at defendant’s facility recklessly neglected the 82 year old resident, resulting in her falling down a flight of stairs, thereby suffering a cervical fracture and paralysis, causing death. » Read More

$250,000 SETTLEMENT IN ELDER ABUSE/NEGLECT CASE
This elder abuse/neglect case arose from blunt force traumatic injuries sustained by a 99 year old resident at a Confidential Skilled Nursing Facility in Monterey, California.

The elderly female resident lived at the skilled nursing facility for two years before her injuries. While a resident she was assessed to have mild dementia, confusion, poor judgment, occasional agitation, was a fall risk, and in need of supervision. Her attending physician wrote orders that she be monitored for attempts to leave the facility. She was wheelchair bound, however, was able to propel her wheel chair, albeit slowly. Her adult daughter would visit her mother almost daily for lunch. On more than one occasion the daughter advised both the administrator and the Director of Nursing of that she was concerned that her mother was in a state of agitation and confusion and that her mother may attempt to leave the facility and become harmed. The daughter was verbally assured that her mother would be taken care of. » Read More

$218,500 MEDIATED SETTLEMENT – IN WRONGFUL DEATH DEPENDANT ADULT NEGLECT CASE
This was a wrongful death and dependent adult abuse action against the owner and operator of a mental health rehabilitation facility, and the physician consultant to the facility. The plaintiffs were the parents of their son (wrongful death cause of action), and the son through his father as successor-in-interest (dependant adult abuse survival cause of action). » Read More

$200,000 MEDIATED SETTLEMENT – OUR CLIENTS VS CONFIDENTIAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
This was an elder abuse and wrongful death case. The decedent died on August 24, 2007 at age 78. The plaintiffs were the husband and family.

When decedent was a resident at Confidential skilled nursing facility on August 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2007, the facility failed to administer crucial antibiotics that had been prescribed by her Kaiser physician to treat a recurrent and severe gastrointestinal bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile (C.diff). As a result of the untreated fulminate infection, decedent experienced diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and sepsis. » Read More

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Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

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William B. Smith

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

Cata-
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People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

Brain

& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

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