CNA Passes Out On Job From Prescription Medication Overdose Leaving 5 Patients Unattended

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) has been suspended from his nursing license due to accusations of passing out on the job. He allegedly overdosed on prescriptions and left 5 nursing home residents unattended. The hospital verified that he had oxycodone and methadone in his system.

The CNA was terminated from his job. He is accused of “unprofessional conduct, with the state alleging that his actions affected the safety and welfare of the five patients”, but has not contested the allegations.  For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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