Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty To Negligence In Patient Death

A nursing home death resulted in the charges of nine health care workers. Only one of the nine workers pleaded guilty to violation of public health laws. The same worker was expected to monitor the former resident for an hour sometime during the night. The worker confessed that she did not get the patient help when the monitor to the patient’s pulse rate and oxygen levels were low. However, the patient was in need of help.

The employee is not being sentenced to jail. However, she will be placed on three years of probation, forbidden to work with the sick or elderly. It was later said that this former employee is not being obligated to testify against the other workers who are not pleading guilty. For more, read the story.
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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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