Former Licensed Nurse Overdoses Patient, Charged With Class A Felony
A former nursing home employee has been charged with a Class A felony due to the neglect and abuse of an elderly patient under her care. The licensed nurse administered narcotic medication in the place of cough medicine. The patient was not supposed to receive the narcotic and in turn experienced the effects of an overdose. The nurse, rather than confess her mistake, covered up the medication error by falsifying records and documenting that she correctly administered the cough medicine.
Another nurse at the facility discovered the patient hours later in critical condition from the narcotic overdose. The patient was rushed to the hospital and spent days in the intensive care unit, escaping death. The nurse was charged with the felony because the patient was placed in serious jeopardy. The possible sentence for her charges is 10 years to life in prison. For more, read the story.
Posted on Thu, August 20, 2015
by Melissa Small filed under