A.G. Schneiderman Announces The Arrests Of Three Nassau County Nursing Home Employees In Connection To Death Of 81-Year-Old Ventilator-Dependent Resident
HAUPPAUGE - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrests of two registered nurses, Sijimole Reji and Annieamma Augustine, and a certified nurse aide, Martine Morland, for endangering and neglecting an 81-year-old, ventilator-dependent resident of A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale. The resident, whose identity is being kept confidential, lived on a specialized ventilator unit at the facility. She required a mechanical ventilator to breathe and was entirely dependent on the nursing staff; the resident passed away after the defendants failed to respond to the ventilator alarms. If convicted, the defendants, none of whom still work at the facility, each face up to seven years in prison.
- Date:December 28, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies