Saturday, October 22, 2005

More arrests in elderly deaths expected.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Investigations into scores of patient deaths at nursing homes and hospitals during and after Hurricane Katrina are likely to lead to more arrests, the Louisiana attorney general's office said Friday.

Six hospitals and 13 nursing homes in Louisiana are under investigation. At least 140 patients died in the storm and its aftermath.

Attorney general's spokeswoman Kris Wartelle said the allegations are wide-ranging, including patients being abandoned, evacuated improperly or euthanized, to spare them from further suffering while waiting for rescuers to arrive.

"The allegations run the gamut," Wartelle said.
This is a heckuva way to treat grandma. When the put Blageur in a nursing home, I hope it's on high ground.

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