Published Mar 23, 2014
DeWitt, N.Y. -- A nurse was charged in the death of a patient at a DeWitt group home after investigators received a complaint that she was sleeping on the job. Tanya Lemon, 35, of Syracuse was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, a felony. For eight hours, a 25-year-old male patient under Lemon's care did not receive an adequate amount of oxygen at a state-run group home at 4918 Briarwood Lane, which cares for developmentally disabled patients. Lemon, a licensed practical nurse, cared for physically disabled and incompetent patients at the home, which houses about six patients at a time, police said. DeWitt police arrested Lemon Wednesday after a joint investigation with the New York State Justice Center, a seven-month old agency which handles reports of neglect of people with special needs.
That is horrific. Just...wow. How the heck do you sleep at work? Im just...that's appalling.
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