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3 Employees Arrested in Nursing Home Deaths

Some investigators are describing a recent elder abuse case as the most outrageous that has even been seen. According to authorities three top managers at a nursing home have been arrested in the deaths of three residents who allegedly were given needless doses of psychotropic medications. The attorney general’s office contended in a criminal complaint that more than 20 residents at the nursing center were drugged for “staff convenience.” Many of them experienced side effects that included dramatic weight loss, slurred speech, tremors, loss of cognition and even psychosis. All three employees have been charged with elder abuse. Two employees that administered shots by force and without consent have also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The complaint states that the nursing director failed to examine patients and were either willfully or naively ignorant of his proper role. To read more about the nursing home restraint, click here.