Archive for August, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from August, 2005.

August 2005

Former St. Mary’s Nursing Assistant Faces Another Felony Charge; Fifth Woman Says She Was Molested

Madison, WI – A fifth woman now says she was molested by a former St. Mary’s nursing assistant. Michael Reveles, 44, will be formally charged today with his seventh felony count of second-degree sexual assault by a treatment facility worker, according to the Dane County district attorneys office. Reveles is accused of fondling another former […]

Monday the 15th

No criminal case for sunbathing death

Waterville, OH – An Ohio investigator found no proof of criminal neglect of a woman with multiple sclerosis who died after being left out in the sun at her nursing home. The Toledo Blade reported the investigator for the state Attorney General said aides at Heartland of Waterville left Patricia Matney on a patio without […]

Friday the 12th

Malpractice suit filed naming Fayetteville nursing home

Fayetteville, AK – Negligence and medical malpractice are among claims made in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Washington County Circuit Court Clerk’s office related to the treatment of a former resident of Rochier Heights Nursing Home in Fayetteville. The suit alleges that [James] Casey was admitted on July 31, 2003, and defendants failed to […]

Thursday the 11th

Crisis in state’s nursing homes

CA – A recent analysis of nursing home data shows that the [California] state Department of Health Services is performing fewer inspections, resulting in a reduced number of citations for such infractions as aides giving the wrong medication to a patient, physical abuse or not treating infections in a timely manner. The outcome of the […]

Tuesday the 9th

Nursing home aide gets jail for abuse

Medina, OH – A former aide at an Ohio nursing home has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for giving elderly residents laxatives. Susan Mejak said that her only crime was to keep quiet about the incident, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. She said that a co-worker decided to give milk of magnesia to […]

Tuesday the 2nd