Lawsuit Filed Against Nurse Who Intentionally Gave Too Much Morphine

Nurse Intentionally Gave Too Much MorphineA wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Woodstock Residence Nursing Home, WRHC & RC Inc. and two nurses at the facility related to the death of 78-year-old Virgina Cole. The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Cole was administered too-high does of morphine while a resident at Woodstock Residence in 2006.  The nurses took it upon themselves to administer morphine dosages higher than Ms. Cole’s physicians had prescribed.

This civil lawsuit follows recent felony criminal neglect charges in filed against the nurses in McHenry County Court. Both nurses remain free on $50,000 bond. Read more about this nursing home neglect lawsuit filed in Chicago, Illinois here.

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