While police have launched a criminal investigation into St. John’s Place nursing home in St. John, Missouri over allegations that an 82-year-old woman suffered abuse at the facility, a second family is accusing the home of neglecting their 68-year-old-year relative, causing horrific injuries.
Police confirm they have been notified of the incidents, though the Missouri Department of Health has not officially discussed the allegations.
The latest allegations were made by Gail Drmacich who said her mother-in-law was the victim of neglect. She said her mother-in-law’s arm was turning green, so she called a doctor. “I told her what was going on with her hand and she said she needs to be in the ER. I immediately called the nursing home and said ‘call an ambulance, she needs to go to Mercy, they want her in the ER.” Drmachich said it took the nursing home two hours to make the call to the ambulance. Her mother-in-law is currently in the hospital with a fractured elbow and a separated shoulder, KMOV News 4 reports.
News 4 also reports that three wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against St. John’s Place over the last couple of years.