Nursing Home Staff Being Investigated for Stealing and Selling Resident Medications

At one nursing home two nurses are being accused of taking prescription pills from residents and selling them. Investigators said a licensed practical nurse and the assistant director of nursing at the facility worked together to steal hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Family members are concerned that nursing home officials did not notify them of the investigation. A similar situation occurred previously at the facility, when a nurse was sentenced to a year in jail for stealing ocycodone from a patient. Prosecutors said that as a result of this incident, an 87-year-old slipped into coma and later died after her pain medication was stolen. The nurse involved only served half of her sentence.

Nursing home officials declined to discuss the most recent investigation. Both nurses have been released on bond and have allegedly already found other nursing jobs. 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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