January 29, 2012
In Kentucky, a judge has dismissed an indictment accusing a former nursing home worker of nursing home abuse involving severe neglect. The state attorney general’s office said they disagree with the decision and will decide what legal action they can now take.
The alleged neglect of a resident occurred at Golden Living Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. A former licensed practical nurse is accused of failure “to provide goods and services necessary to maintain” the health of a patient over the course of a couple weeks in December 2007. The 66-year-old resident died early in 2008.
The former nurse was charged with one count of knowingly abusing or neglecting an adult and faces five to 10 years in prison for the felony charge.
A nursing home abuse lawyer plays a crucial role in helping to fight for justice in cases of nursing home abuse or neglect. We encourage our visitors to contact an attorney if they suspect nursing home abuse.