In 2009, three people were charged with elder abuse at Kern Valley Healthcare in California.
One of them was Dr. Hoshang Pormir. He was connected with the inappropriate drugging of eight patients in order to keep them quiet. Earlier this week, the doctor struck a plea deal to dismiss eight other felony counts against him.
None of the eight patients Dr. Pormir injected was supposed to be drugged, as they were forcibly injected and underwent no medical exams or diagnoses prior to injection. According to the Bakersfield Californian, the patients who passed away suffered serious side effects ranging from “severe lethargy that inhibited eating and drinking,” as well as weight loss, drooling and incoherence.
The other two defendants in the case are Pamela Ott and Gwen Hughes. Ott was the administrator at Pormir’s facility, and Hughes was the nursing director.
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