- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Connecticut woman has been found guilty of abusing disabled patients.

Forty-two-year-old Linda Proietti is guilty of one felony count and two counts of misdemeanor patient abuse in a health care facility.

She was employed as a certified nursing assistant by the Zambarano unit of the Eleanor Slater Hospital in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

The state Attorney General’s office says Proietti physically assaulted one immobile non-verbal male patient, and verbally abused a non-verbal female patient diagnosed with Huntington’s disease during a five month period in 2015 and 2016.

Proietti will remain free on a $5,000 bail until sentencing, which is scheduled in May.

She was not available for comment.

Health professionals in the Zambarano’s unit treat 120 long-term patients who suffer from psychiatric and chronic medical conditions.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide