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Posted on Thu, May. 18, 2006
Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglectAssociated Press
MARION, Ind. – A grand jury has indicted two former nursing home officials
on neglect charges, alleging they allowed a resident to lay in his own
waste for days with back sores and maggot-covered clothing.
Zanna Paul and Sandra Andersen reportedly placed the 62-year-old
man “in a situation that endangered his life or health, resulting in bodily injury,”
according to court records.
The man, who had open sores on his back, was taken from the
Northgate Healthcare Center to Marion General Hospital in
October 2004 wearing clothing covered in excrement and fly maggots,
according to state reports.
Paul, a former director of nursing at Northgate, and Andersen, the facility’s
former administrator, were formally charged Wednesday in Grant Superior Court
with one count each of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.
Both are scheduled to appear May 30 for initial hearings on the charges.