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Cleveland: Nursing home aides plead not guilty

7:25 PM, Aug 8, 2011   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  Two nurses' aides appeared in court Monday on charges they allegedly abused an Alzheimer's patient in their care.

Virgen Caraballo and Maria Karban told a judge they are not guilty of abuse involving the patient, Esther Piskor. Both pleaded not guilty on multiple charges.

Both worked at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Piskor's son put a hidden camera in his mother's room. The prosecutor called the videos egregious and said it showed Esther was being abused.

The patient abuse charges are felonies that carry a maximum of 18 months in prison.

If convicted, the aides would not be allowed to work in any federally funded nursing home.


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