Nurses Face Criminal Manslaughter Indictment for Gross Patient Neglect
National news outlets are uncovering a horrific tale of nursing home neglect inside a Columbus, Ohio nursing home. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost stated that a patient “literally rotted to death” due to nursing home negligence. This terrifying malpractice has resulted in multiple, separate instances of resident neglect, impacting several patients at the facility.
Culpability on the Part of Whetstone Gardens’ Employees Rises to the Level of Criminal Conduct
Contrary to most nursing home neglect cases, which are typically brought in civil court, this gross misconduct has resulted in criminal charges. Multiple current and former staff-members at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center face over 34 criminal charges. Allegations include manslaughter, gross patient neglect, falsifying medical records, concealing injuries and forging signatures.
Attorney General Details Individual Injuries to Nursing Home Resident
According to A.G. Dave Yost, one of the impacted residents developed deep wounds and sores on his body around February 2017. There was a delay in sending him to the hospital, which resulted in his untimely death on 3-5-2017. His cause of death was sepsis from his infected wounds. This individual resident’s death led to 3 Whetstone Gardens employees being indicted for manslaughter and gross patient neglect.
Another unfortunate Whetstone resident’s chart indicates numerous chart entries for ‘care’ provided to the resident… when she was no longer in the facility. This resulted in 5 nurses being charged with forgery and patient neglect.
“These victims were completely dependent on others for day-to-day care, which their families trusted Whetstone Gardens to provide. Instead of providing that care, evidence shows these nurses forced the victims to endure awful mistreatment and then lied about it . . . ” Dave Yost, Attorney General
All the charged employees are to appear before the Judge on March 4, 2019.
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