NY1 reported the indictment of 2 caregivers at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, NY for allegedly neglecting a severely disabled patient as he lay bleeding on the floor. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a 51-year-old patient fell and suffered a head wound.
The surveillance video shows the nurses doing nothing to help the disabled man as he crawled on the floor bleeding for about ten minutes. A Certified Nurse Aide eventually dragged the patient back to his room. Prosecutors say about 25 minutes later, the man crawled out of his room with blood still running down his head. They claim the nurses continued to ignore him and he was never treated until paramedics arrived 20 minutes later.
Both nurses, 34-year-old Funmilola Taiwo and 39-year-old Esohe Agbonkpolor, were indicted. They face a felony charge of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. Taiwo was also charged with falsifying business records. The Certified Nurse Aide who dragged the patient already pled guilty to neglect.