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Nursing Home Workers Charged in Patient's Death

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BoardmanProsecutors in Boardman, Ohio, say three nursing home workers made a mistake with drugs and a patient died because of it, according to WKBN.

The death at the center of the case happened in 2015 at Greenbriar Healthcare Center in Boardman. It took the Ohio Attorney General’s Office the next two years to put together its case, and now investigators are charging those that they say are responsible.

Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Michael McBride said the Greenbriar patient died after the employees gave him the wrong drug and then tried to treat his overdose on their own.

One person was arrested and charged with abuse of a patient and tampering with medical records. Another is also charged with patient abuse. Another person, who hasn’t yet been arrested, also faces charges.

In November of 2015, just after the death, Greenbriar Health Care was placed on a Medicaid "worst of the worst" watch list. The state noted several problems with prescription protocols and other issues.

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