Stebner and Associates filed a lawsuit on behalf of four senior citizens accusing Oakmont Senior Living of failing to safely evacuate them from Villa Capri, an assisted living facility that burned to the ground during the massive wildfires on October 9, 2017.
The Consumer Advocates of California gathered over the weekend for continuing education and to honor the work of California's plaintiff-side trial attorneys.
Amongst the many New Years wishes of a productive and happy year, this inspiring video found its way onto my facebook newstream. It will surely bring a smile to your face, and is a perfect reminder of the spirit that lives on inside as we age:
We are pleased to announce that attorney Deena Zacharin has joined our firm. Adding Deena to our firm signals our growth into a full-service elder law firm, providing services from the estate planning stage through our long-recognized advocacy for elders who have experienced physical and financial abuse.
Last week, Kathryn was honored to speak at the Institute on Aging's conference on Financial Elder Abuse. The conference, "Swindles, Scandals, and Schemes", focused on the ways elders are exploited out of their money
We wish you all a very happy holiday season and joyous new year!
We are proud to announce that Kathryn Stebner, along with co-counsel Valerie McGinty and Kirsten Fish, won the Street Fighter of the Year award at the annual CAOC Convention.
This is the first in a semi-regular series of updates about our firm. More than just working on our individual cases, we aim to be advocates for our cause in order to make real change. We hope you enjoy getting a "behind the scenes" look at our work beyond the day-to-day!
- It will require drug and alcohol testing of doctors: Doctors will be tested just like airline pilots, bus drivers, and other public safety professionals. Why is that important? California's doctor licensing agency reports that 20% of doctors have an addiction problem. Prop 46 will require random testing of hospital doctors and after someone is harmed in the hospital. This will deliver needed help to doctors suffering from addiction - before they harm again.
- It will stop addicts from doctor-shopping to get more drugs: Prop 46 will require doctors to look at the existing California database before prescribing narcotics. Prescription drug abuse costs us more than $55 billion dollars a year. The Legislative Analyst's Office says YES on Prop 46 will provide "significant" savings.
- It will stop health care providers from treating people like a "cost of doing business" and make them accountable for their harmful decisions: Prop 46 will raise the 40 year old arbitrary cap on pain and suffering in medical malpractice and elder and dependent adult abuse cases from $250,000 to $1.1 million, a simple cost of living increase for the four decades this cap has stayed the same.