Two of the five people arrested for elder abuse and neglect in Madison, W. Virginia have now also been charged with attempted murder after a shocking discovery by police officials in the city.
Regina Meadows, 41, and Elizabeth Austin, 35 were found to be giving too much valium to the elderly relative they were in charge of caring for, seemingly to make the victim pass out. They continued to give the elderly victim a higher dose of the drug even after strict medical advice against it.
The two, along with three other members of their family, have been arrested in Boone County after allegedly taking advantage of the woman. They racked up more that $70,000 in debt using her details fraudulently.
Elder abuse is a serious issue in the U.S. Often it emerges that the very people who should be caring for elderly patients are those who are exploiting, neglecting or abusing them. Elder abuse takes on many forms, not only physical but also emotional and financial.
Brown Wharton & Brothers Nursing Home Law Firm offer advice and support for victims of elder abuse. If you are worried that someone you know us being abused or neglected contact the team today or read more here about how to spot to signs.
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