Category: Abuse and Neglect

Criminal Neglect?

Neglect or Mistake? When does neglect get so bad that it is a criminal act? A reckless disregard for the health and safety of vulnerable adults? A conscious disregard? When the facility lies about it? Tries to cover it up? Here is a situation that begs the question. Two vulnerable adults are dead and another

Ant Bites Hurt

Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation nursing home failed Kathleen Laurel and her daughters, Lisa Howard and Kelly Pesek. The filthy conditions at the nursing home allowed ants to crawl all over a vulnerable resident. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a detailed report on the incident. Caregivers told investigators about other neglect from

LPN Pleads Guilty

WYFF4 reported Kelly Morgan, 37, of Mauldin, pleaded guilty on July 21, 2022. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said the nurse is headed to prison after pleading guilty to several charges. Two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, neglect of a vulnerable adult, unauthorized practice of nursing and furnishing false or fraudulent

Elder Abuse

Sierra Sun Times reported another horrific assault of an elderly man. Police arrested Steven Austin Jr for felony elder abuse after a violent assault on a 67-year-old man. On Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at 6:41 P.M., officers responded to a fight in progress.  A neighbor intervened and detained Austin. Witnesses reported that Austin punched the victim

What Really Happened?

KAIT8 reported that Dunklin County Prosecutors Office charged a nursing home resident with the murder of another resident. According to a press release from the prosecutor, Shedrick White, 57, strangled Marvin Hale at the Senath South Health Care Center nursing home. Where were the staff members? How could they allow this to happen? Police discovered

Elder Abuse

Media reported another elder abuse case. Police arrested Dr. Bari Sklar, a “Family Medicine Specialist” on charges of elder abuse and animal cruelty. An officer responded to a call on May 27 over concerns of dead animals and a neglected elderly woman inside the home. Outside the property, the officer noted the smell of urine

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