Nursing Home Employee Fired After Replacing Liquid Pain Medication with Water

A nursing home employee has been fired and may face criminal charges after she was caught replacing residents liquid pain medications with water. The administrator discovered that the drugs had been tampered with in September and the investigation was concluded last month. According to a county official, the nurse was stealing morphine.

The facility administrator said that several of the other nurses at the facility noticed a “deviation” and notified her. She then contacted the police who launched the investigation. The employee involved was a contracted employee who did not work directly for the nursing home. The administrator has said that they do not believe any patients received any of the diluted medication. Additionally, the medication is administered orally, so there were no concerns of possible contamination by needles. 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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