Nursing Home Employee Admitts to Removing Pain Patches from Residents

A nursing home employee was fired and charged with five felony counts earlier this year after allegedly removing fentanyl patches from residents for her own use, according to a Department of Health report released last week. The nursing home administrator, said the incidents occurred late last year.

According to the report, staff had noted fentanyl narcotic pain patches missing off of residents for several weeks. The facility administrator narrowed down the suspects according to dates of occurrences and staff on duty, then spoke to numerous staff members. The suspect admitted to taking the pain patches from two residents, first from a trash can and then from the residents themselves. She told police that she had taken the patches from two other residents as well, the report said. 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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