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An Ex-Employee at Putnam County Nursing Home Alleges Drug Violations

A former employee at a nursing home has filed a nursing home lawsuit against the Putnam County assisted-living facility for allegedly overlooking alcohol and substance abuse by its employees. This is an Illinois facility. She also alleges that they ignored state regulations for drug distributions. She alleges that she was ostracized and lost her job because of several complaints she brought to the nursing home director about drug abuse and employee conduct. The employee states that when she was hired staff members did not follow state regulations for drug distribution. She observed one staff member under the influence of narcotics and noticed that this employee falsified patient charts, reflecting drugs that she did not administer. Properly documenting narcotic distribution is important to nursing homes. By failing to do so, these nursing homes are committing nursing home negligence. To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click the link.