Guilty Plea Entered In Abuse Case

May 4th, 2011 · 2:36 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

Attorney General Jack Conway says two caregivers have pleaded guilty in the abuse of a mentally disabled patient at a Carter County care facility. Conway said 55-year-old Robert Thompson if Ironton, Ohio, entered guilty pleas on Tuesday to three separate indictments of knowingly abusing a vulnerable adult and one count of wanton endangerment. Ira Griffith of Mount Sterling pleaded guilty to one count of wantonly neglecting a vulnerable adult.

Investigators said Thompson and Griffith unreasonably confined and intimidated Craig Martin, who was a resident at Community Presence, Inc., in September 2007.

Unfortunately, I hear these types of horror stories all too often. When a loved one is in a nursing home, it is imperative to both his safety and your peace of mind to be aware of the treatment he is receiving, and to trust that they are receiving the best care and attention possible.

To find out what you should do if you suspect nursing home abuse, click here.

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