Nurse Faces Jail Time After Stealing Medication from 10 Nursing Home Residents

According to the attorney general, a former nurse at one nursing home has been indicted on charges of neglect of an adult and the theft of a controlled substance. The woman faces 11 counts of neglect and 11 counts of theft of a controlled substance after an investigation by the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control and police.

According to the indictment, between May and November of 2010, the nurse replaced the hydrocodone of 10 adult residents, depriving the residents of needed medication and retaining it for herself.  Each of her 22 counts are felonies with sentences ranging between one to ten years. 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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