Nursing Home Nurses Discovered Stealing Pain Medication From Residents

Health department officials in one state have released a report that workers at two different nursing homes allegedly stole pain medication from their employers. The first, a licensed practical nurse, was stealing Percocet and the second nurse is accused of stealing Oxycodone.

The nursing home managers reported the theft and the state has not accused the facilities themselves of any wrongdoing. One of the nurses had been disciplined for theft by the state board of nursing for four previous offenses. The nurse was required to report any disciplinary action to the board of licensing and potential employers. However, it is unlikely that she did so. 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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