Doctor Pleads No Contest to Drugging Elderly Nursing Home Residents

A former physician at a nursing home has taken a plea deal in connection with alleged inappropriate drugging of patients. The doctor pleaded  no contest to conspiracy to commit an act injurious to public health. Eight other felony charges were dismissed.  In addition to criminal penalties, which will be determined next month, the physician was placed on probation for two years by the State Medical Board.

The nursing home administrator and director of nursing also face charges in connection with  allegations that eight elderly patients were medicated over a period of a year to keep them quiet. According to the attorney general's office, three of those patients died. In addition to the three deaths, the drugged residents suffered severe lethargy that inhibited eating and drinking and lead to weight loss, drooling and incoherence. 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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