CNN | Emanuella Grinberg and Carma Hassan
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses’ actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.
A Franklin County grand jury indicted seven people who worked as nurses in 2017 at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus, Yost said in a news conference.
The defendants face 34 charges, including involuntary manslaughter and patient neglect, Yost’s office said.
One patient “literally rotted to death” as a direct result of the nurses’ neglect, Yost said, adding that another suffered physical harm because nurses falsified her medical records and forged signatures.
“This is gut-wrenching for anyone who has entrusted a care facility with the well-being and safety of a loved one,” Yost said.