It was recently announced by Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall that three former employees of a nursing home in Cherokee County have been indicted for neglect. Each woman was charged with one count of elder abuse/neglect in the second degree.
One woman worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and two women as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). All three charted that they had entered the room numerous times throughout the night of September 3, 2016, and the following morning. However, surveillance video showed that none of the three women entered the room for approximately 11 hours.
The resident in their care was confined to bed. When she was finally checked on the next morning, she had suffered more than a hundred ant bites.
If convicted, the three women could face two to 20 years in jail.
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