GLENDALE — A Long Beach-based law firm has settled a class-action suit with the management of a nursing home with facilities in Burbank and Glendale. The suit alleged the company provided its patients with substandard care.
Attorney Stephen Garcia, whose firm the Garcia Law Firm filed the suit against Longwood management Corp., would not discuss the details of the settlement. The settlement was confirmed by a source in Garcia's law office. The source said that the settlement's terms are confidential.
A representative from Longwood's risk management department also refused to comment.
The class action suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleged that 31 of its nursing homes in Southern California were understaffed, violating California's mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, Garcia told the Glendale News-Press in 2006.