Office of the Attorney General
Former Bell County Nursing Assistant Arrested in Connection with Abuse of a Patient
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control announced today that charges were filed against a former nursing assistant in connection with the abuse of a patient at Britthaven Nursing Home in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Lynwood C. Bauer, 27, of Middlesboro, was charged with one count of reckless abuse of an adult in violation of KRS 209.990(4), a Class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one year in jail.
The complaint alleges that in September 2009, Bauer recklessly inflicted physical pain and injury upon a Britthaven resident while working as a staff certified nursing assistant at the facility. The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control.
The Middlesboro Police Department served an arrest warrant on Bauer on March 1, 2010. Bell County Attorney Neil Ward and his office are handling the prosecution of this case. Currently, no date has been set for a preliminary hearing in Bell District Court.
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