Nurse Arrested After Falsifying Medical Records of Nursing Home Patients

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) at a nursing home was arrested last week after accusations that she failed to give residents their medicine and falsified records to indicate she had. The 38-year-old nurse was arrested after an investigation by the state Department of Health and state Attorney General’s Office.

She was charged with five felony counts each of physical abuse and neglect of a resident, willful violation of health laws and falsifying business records, according to court documents. the nurse allegedly did not give several residents their morning dose of a prescription hormone used to treat a variety of medical issues, but filled out medication sheets to indicate the doses were dispensed.

The nurse told investigators she had worked a 16-hour shift that day and was the only LPN working for 30 residents. She also told investigators that she knew she gave them the medication. The facility was already under state scrutiny after several failed investigations. 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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