September 17, 2018

Carlton Senior Living has been fined $10,000 after the California Department of Social Services concluded Carlton failed to provide the proper and necessary care and supervision of a patient. Carlton’s failure lead to 24 falls, numerous injuries and the eventual death of Alan Nelson. Nelsons Doctor prescribed the placement of alarms to both his wheel chair and bed to alert staff when he attempted to rise and no alarms we’re ever installed despite the family asking for them repeatedly and being told by the facility they were working on it.

According to the State website Carlton received 9 Type A citations for placing an individual’s immediate rights, safety or health in jeopardy and 10 Type B citations for impacting a patient’s rights, safety or health. These were issued as a result of investigations conducted in response to complaints.

After the Nelson family complained to the State and was awaiting the results a separate complaint was filed about an 85 year old Carlton patient who fell on 20 separate occasions which resulted in an open lesion in the back of his head. The State report pertaining to the complaint about Nelson said “Facility staff neglected resident resulting in stage 3 pressure injuries. Facility staff has insufficient staffing to meet resident needs.” In late August the Department of Social Services issued a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000 for serious bodily injury. Our office suggests you review the State’s website prior to placing a loved one in any facility, monitor that website for new information often and remember that the amount you pay for care may have nothing to do with the quality of that care. The Nelson family was paying a total of $8000 per month for care that contributed to Mr. Nelsons death.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!






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