Nurse Pleaded Guilty to Neglect and Abuse of Nursing Home Resident

A nurse has been convicted of abusing and neglecting a nursing home patient. The woman pleaded no contest on Friday to one count of physically abusing an at risk adult and one count of  neglect, both of which are misdemeanors. The nurse's six-month sentence was stayed and she was ordered to pay court costs, and perform 50 hours of community service. Her license has also been suspended.

The registered nurse was employed by an inpatient healthcare facility in where she once had to be rushed from the facility to a hospital due to a drug overdose. A Fentanyl patch, a high strength pain medication, was reported missing from the nurse’s medication cart.  The employee was later fired after a separate incident in 2009 when she went into a patient’s room and removed a Fentanyl patch from a patient for her own use.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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