Fired nursing home nurse sues nursing home operator

A Maine nurse is suing a nursing home operator, charging that she was fired for reporting nursing home abuse and neglect. The lawsuit states that the nurse called the Department of Health and Human Services to report nursing home neglect to a patient who had broken his hip. The nurse had learned from a co-worker that the man had fallen almost five hours earlier and had been put back in his bed without an assessment. The nurse alleges that she was fired in retaliation for doing the right thing and reporting nursing home abuse and neglect.

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