Nurse Told Co-Owner About “Angel of Death” in Nursing Home

A report found that a nurse repeatedly told administrators that she feared a coworker was improperly drugging patients to keep them quiet during her shift. The Illinois Department of Public Health report states that the administrators did nothing to stop it. The nursing supervisor allegedly giggled and gave the nurse permission to continue playing “angel of death.” That supervisor is currently facing criminal charges. The former administrator and co-owner are denying that she knew that drugs were allegedly being mishandled two years ago. Steve Levin, who has filed a nursing home negligence suit on behalf of one of the victims, stated that many of the individual nurses had reported the incident to the administrator and the director of nurses. He further argues that the individual nurses has a responsibility to report this to the police when they did not get a response from the administration. The nurse had allegedly told co-workers that a particular patient “would not be bothering her” because she had given him a drug “cocktail”. To read the full story, click here.

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