Nursing homes and their employees are extremely variable in terms of their level of expertise, cleanliness, and professional demeanor. In some cases, the employees of the nursing home facilities are not there for the right reasons. In a recent article by UPI.com, the case of a Pennsylvania nursing home worker selling stolen pills was covered.
According to the article, a nursing home employee in Windy Gap, PA was recently accused of leaving patients unattended, some who suffered from dementia, while she sold morphine pills stolen from the facility. She was caught when police received a call from a woman who said she was approached by the worker at her house, who tried to sell her morphine pills. The worker admitted to taking the pills and trying to sell them.
This case is just one of many that attorneys across the
country come across in their practice. Nursing homes can be dangerous
places if not properly run and staffed. If you suspect that you or a
loved one is in a nursing home and is not receiving proper or
appropriate care, it may be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney
Doug Stoehr is a central Pennsylvania lawyer specializing in nursing
home abuse and negligence. For more information on his practice, please
visit our website.