Office of the Attorney General
Former Madison Manor Nurse’s Aide Pleads Guilty to Abuse of a Patient
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced the guilty plea of Valerie Lamb, a former nurse’s aide at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex (Madison Manor) nursing home. Lamb, of Berea, in Madison County, pled guilty to reckless abuse and neglect of an adult under KRS 209.990. She was indicted in April 2009 in connection with the abuse and neglect of a former resident of Madison Manor in August 2008.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Lamb was sentenced to 12 months in the Madison County Jail to be diverted for a period of two years on the condition that the defendant will remain on good behavior and cooperate fully in the pending cases against other former Madison Manor employees.
This is the second nurse’s aide to plead guilty in connection with abuse and neglect at Madison Manor. Jaclyn VanWinkle pled guilty last year and was sentenced to 12 months in the Madison County Jail for reckless abuse and neglect of an adult.
Amanda Sallee, another former nurse’s aide at Madison Manor, is under indictment for wanton abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult. Her trial date is scheduled for March 15, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.in Madison Circuit Court. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for February 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
The investigation into abuse and neglect at Madison Manor is ongoing. The Attorney General’s office is handling both the investigation and prosecution of this case.
An indictment is an allegation only. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.