A nursing home employee in Minnesota has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a patient under his care. On Thursday, 77-year-old George Sumo Kpingbah was sentenced for the December 2014 raping incident. According to court documents, a nurse was making her rounds on the morning of December 18th at the Walker Methodist Health Center when she discovered Kpingbah having intercourse with a patient that is in a comatose state. The nurse reported the incident that lead to his arrest.
One of the toughest decisions some individuals must make is deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home or adult care facility. Once the decision is made, most family members choose a facility in which they believe their loved one is most safe and properly cared for. Unfortunately, thousands of nursing home abuse and neglect cases happen each year, and a majority will go undetected. Nursing home facilities are understaffed, the workers are underpaid and often lack the proper training to care for their patients that can result in neglect or abuse. Also, some facilities do not even perform background checks on employees that can also place their residents in harms way. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home or other living facility, it is imperative that you first contact authorities and then consult an experienced St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth believe that your loved ones should be protected and receive the proper care. In the event that your loved one has been abused or neglected, we will fight aggressively to hold the employees, and facility responsible for your damages. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.