Friday, March 02, 2012

Nurse at Nursing Home charged with neglect

A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted a former nurse at a Burkesville nursing home on charges of elder neglect and theft of a controlled substance, according to Attorney General Jack Conway.Jinger Butler, 41, is accused of replacing and retaining the medications of 10 adult residents from May to November of 2010, when she was acting as a caretaker at Cumberland Valley Manor Nursing Home in Burkesville, a statement from Conway's office said. Butler was indicted on 11 counts of neglect, a Class C felony with a penalty of five to 10 years.Butler's conduct, according to the indictment, deprived each resident of services necessary to maintain the health and welfare of the patient, constituting knowing neglect of an adult.
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Nurse who worked at Burkesville facility charged with neglect, theft Voiceless & Vulnerable: Nursing Home Abuse

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