Monday, October 24, 2005
I will not tolerate the abuse of seniors in this state, said Attorney General Abbott. Those who are entrusted with the care of patients who cannot care for themselves must live up to their responsibilities or face consequences.
The Attorney General’s undercover investigation revealed Cunningham allegedly has had a long history of temperament problems with residents and staff. In the incidents for which she was indicted, eyewitnesses said she allegedly slapped one resident while trying to assist her with a bath, and provoked another disabled resident, who hit her, causing Cunningham to slap the resident in retaliation. The charges are third-degree felonies, carrying a possible 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.