Nurse Pleads Guilty to Duliting Nursing Home Patient's Prescribed Morhpine

A nurse pleaded guilty on Monday to diluting morphine-based prescriptions for patients at  nursing home. The nurse pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count each of consumer product tampering and adulteration of a drug. The nurse, 55-years-old, faces a combined 13 years imprisonment and a fine of $260,000 on both counts.

Representatives from the nursing home said that no patients actually received the diluted medicine. It which was taken from a rarely-used overflow area. The nurse, who admitted to diluting the morphine, has a history of convictions and nursing-license suspensions stemming from previous allegations of mismanaging or stealing controlled substances. 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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