I saw this story in a Pittsburgh paper. I can’t believe they gave probation to a nurse who lied, changed medical documents, and covered up the circumstances of neglect that caused the death of a nursing home resident.
What kind of deterrent is this?
Kathleen Galati who was a nursing home supervisor was sentenced to only five years’ probation.
She pleaded guilty in March to perjury, false swearing, criminal conspiracy, and tampering with evidence in connection with the October 2001 death of Mabel Taylor, 88, at Ronald Reagan Atrium I Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman also banned Galati from working in health care during her probation. So in five years she can go back to covering up neglect in nursing homes!
Atrium head Martha Bell helped cover up the death of Taylor, who died after wandering outside on a cold night. Bell was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and health care fraud and sentenced to at least seven years in prison.