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Florida nurse charged with abuse and fraud

Making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is difficult for many families, especially when family members aren't there every moment of the day to make sure that their loved one is indeed being given the care that they deserve. When a family chooses a nursing home, they fully expect that the home will care for their loved one just as they have done. This is not always the case.

A Florida nurse is facing neglect, abuse and fraud charges after she gave an anti-psychotic drug to a disabled patient instead of his prescribed medication.

An investigation by the Florida Attorney General's Medicare Control Fraud Unit found that the nurse, 55, withheld pain medication from the patient. The patient told investigators that he suffered stomach pain and developed a large blister on his scalp after taking the medication. Lab analysis determined that one of the pills that the patient had taken was an anti-psychotic medication.

While all nursing homes promise to take care of our loved ones, there are cases like this where a staff member provides substandard care of a patient. Florida nursing homes are required to observe state laws, federal guidelines and industry standards to provide care, supervision and treatment of people who may be vulnerable.

If you believe that your loved one has experienced negligence, abuse or mistreatment, at their nursing home, you should contact an attorney that specializes in nursing home abuse. They understand your feelings of betrayal and will work for you to obtain the results that you and your loved one deserve.

The nurse in this case was arrested and charged with neglect of a disabled adult, abuse of a disabled adult and acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery deception or subterfuge.

Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Nurse accused of switching Daytona patient's drug," Feb. 13, 2012

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