By: William M. Berman, Attorney at Law
PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – According to the California Department of Public Health, an administrative hearing is underway to revoke the license of Colonial Healthcare, a nursing home located in Auburn, California. The hearing was initiated after Colonial received a “AA” citation and $100,000 fine, the most severe penalty and highest fine under state law. The “AA” citation was the third issued to the facility since 2005. Under California law, two “AA” citations in less than 24 months triggers automatic action to revoke a facility’s license. In addition to the three “AA” citations, Colonial also received an “A” citation and eleven “B” citations in the same time period.
The California Department of Public Health strives to protect the health and safety of our vulnerable elderly population. The citation process is part of the ongoing effort to improve the quality of care in the state’s estimated 1400 skilled nursing facilities.
Berman & Riedel, LLP, has established itself as one of the most successful elder abuse and neglect litigation firms in California. The attorneys and staff are experienced in handling these complex claims and are dedicate themselves to helping victims of abuse and neglect obtain proper compensation and justice for the wrongs they have suffered.
William M. Berman is an attorney with the firm Berman & Riedel, LLP, an elder abuse and personal injury litigation firm. Mr. Berman handles elder abuse and neglect cases throughout the State of California.