Nurses Face Discipline After False Documentation, Medication Errors, and Neglect

Two nurses are facing disciplinary action over accusations they acted dishonestly while employed at a long term care facility. The charge nurse allegedly told the daughter of a care home resident that her father "did not look well", when she either knew or at least thought he had already died. She is also accused of failing to keep accurate records of the man's death, by writing he had died in bed, which was not the truth. The charge nurse also faces a charge that she did not act appropriately with another patient whose bed sores had become infected and necrotic.

The charge nurse and another nurse are also accused of failing to properly assess the man's health in the days before he died and acting unprofessionally by fighting with each other in front of residents and colleagues. Both also face accusations that they did not give proper care to a third patient, failing to give him antibiotics in June of 2009. 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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