May 11, 2007

Nursing home employee pleads guilty to criminal mistreatment of 73 year-old resident

by Levin & Perconti

A Washington nursing home employee pleaded guilty last week to criminal mistreatment of a 73 year-old resident who was denied medication, suffered bed sores and later died in an extreme case of nursing home abuse and neglect. The former employee was originally charged with manslaughter and faces between six months and one year in jail. The emergency room doctor who treated the 73 year-old said that a lack of medication, liquid and food had put the resident in a coma and caused her kidneys to fail.

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