Stillwater, OK (June 20, 2019) – On June 18, Stillwater police arrested 39-year-old Danelle Lynne Lee. The written affidavit indicates that Lee was in charge of caring for a patient suffering from terminal cancer while in a hospice facility.
Rather than provide the elder individual with the medication and treatment she needed, Lee withheld the medication and took it for her own personal use. The caretaker took medications, including six Narco pills and syringes of morphine. Rather than provide the medications to the patients as directed, Lee would mark in the computer that she administered the medication and then she would keep it for herself.
Police reports indicate that Lee was working at an assisted living facility while she was committing these acts. Lee has since been charged with unlawful delivery of A dangerous substance as well as abuse by a caretaker.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families who had to endure this type of behavior.
Nursing Home Abuse In Oklahoma
As our loved ones age, we often turn to assisted living facilities to provide care and treatment to them when we are unable to do so ourselves. These facilities are designed to be comfortable and inviting and provide around-the-clock care to patients. Patients are able to stay in these facilities to engage in activities with others, get the medical treatment and medication they need, and continue to live out their final days in comfort and peace. Sadly, there are many instances in which these individuals suffer from improper treatment and care. When victims are abused or neglected, it is imperative that they contact an Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.
With over 84-years of experience, victims and their families can rely on McIntyre Law’s personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma to get them the justice they deserve. There is absolutely no reason why someone in a care facility should be mistreated or abused and we are here to guarantee that those who engage in these horrific activities are held accountable for their actions. If your or a loved one suffered abuse or negligent at the hands of a caregiver, contact our law office today at (405) 917-5250 to schedule a free case evaluation with a skilled Oklahoma personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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