Third Former Employee to Enter Plea in Nursing Home Death Case
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on July 25, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse
A former employee at a nursing home in Boardman, Ohio was scheduled to appear in court last Thursday to enter a plea concerning charges she faces in connection to the death of resident.
The former employee of Greenbriar Health Care Center has been charged with patient abuse and tampering with records following the death of a 72-year-old resident in June 2015.
Two other employees were convicted on reduced charges. One employee was charged with patient abuse. She was ordered to pay a $100 fine after she pleaded no contest to the reduced charge of failing to report a crime.
The other employee pled no contest to patient abuse. A judge ruled she was guilty and dismissed her records tampering charge. The judge also fined her $100 and placed her on 60 days probation.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The family of the victim filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Greenbriar Health Care Center. The lawsuit alleges the negligence of several employees contributed to their loved one’s death.
The lawsuit claims employees gave the victim extended-release morphine, even though it was not prescribed to him. The family was not informed of this medical error.
The next day, the patient was transferred to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and pronounced dead.
This lawsuit was eventually settled for $1 million, according to records from probate court.
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