Police Arrest Four Nursing Home Employees in Georgia and Wisconsin
Last week, three nursing home staff members in Georgia and one in Wisconsin were arrested and charged with a variety of crimes, including murder and fraud to obtain a controlled substance.
The three nurses in Georgia were charged in connection with the 2014 death of a resident of the Northeast Atlanta Rehabilitation Center in Brookhaven, Georgia. The nurse in Wisconsin was charged for stealing pain medications like oxycodone and morphine.
If your loved one was abused or neglected by a nursing home staffer who has been charged with a crime, you should consider contacting a nursing home abuse attorney to explore your legal options.
While the criminal justice system may punish the staff member, this process will not provide compensation for the damages suffered by your loved one. However, an attorney may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The attorneys at PKSD work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no charge for our services unless we obtain the compensation you deserve.
Three Arrested Over Death of Nursing Home Resident
Three nurses were arrested and face multiple charges connected to the death of an 89-year-old nursing home resident in a Brookhaven nursing facility in 2014.
Authorities claim all three women failed to provide the resident with appropriate medical attention even though he was calling out for help.
Two of the three who were charged are licensed nurse practitioners and the other is a certified nurse assistant.
One of the licensed nurse practitioners was arrested at her home in Snellville, Georgia. She was charged with felony murder and neglect of an adult with a disability.
The other licensed nurse practitioner surrendered to police and has been charged with concealing the death of another and depriving an elder of essential services.
The nurse assistant was charged with:
- Neglect of a long-term care facility resident
- Murder, abuse, exploitation of an adult with a disability
- Concealing another’s death
Nurse Charged with Stealing Medications
Last Friday, police arrested a nurse from the Wisconsin Veterans Home for stealing pain medications like morphine and oxycodone.
She is facing two felony charges, one for two misdemeanor drug incidents in January and another for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and theft.
One of the misdemeanor charges is for giving a patient two unscheduled doses of oxycodone to treat the patient’s shoulder pain. However, other nurses later discovered the patient had not reported any considerable pain for several days.
The nurse was also charged for lying about how much morphine she provided a patient. The criminal complaint said the nurse drew 1.2 milliliters more of the drug than what she reported she gave the patient.
Police conducted a search of the nurse’s home in January and found two missing bottles of oxycodone pills that belonged to a resident who was transferring to the Wisconsin Veterans Home.
If convicted, the maximum penalty for these offenses is a prison sentence of six years.
Contact PKSD Today to Discuss Your Situation
If you believe your loved one was abused or neglected at a nursing home, contact a personal injury attorney right away. There is a limited amount of time to pursue a case against the staff members or facility responsible.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at PKSD have many years of experience pursuing fair compensation for nursing home abuse. We know how to thoroughly investigate these situations to collect evidence and build a solid case.
Schedule a free legal consultation right now by calling 877-877-2228.