A former nursing home director was sentenced to 19 months in prison and 3 years of probation for neglecting a 60-year-old woman. For the full article, click here. According to the article, the resident was in agony for 5 days before staff called an ambulance. Apparently, aides had dropped the resident while moving her into her bed. Unbelievably, the nurse waited 5 days before ordering X-rays:
despite multiple reports from different staffers that [the resident] was screaming or crying in pain.
The resident died after surgery. The family filed a $3.5 Million dollar civil lawsuit which has tentatively and confidentailly settled.