HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Deputies have arrested an area nurse’s assistant and charged him with patient abuse or neglect.
Alan Tillman was a nurse’s assistant at Kenwood Terrace nursing home, and part of his job was to move patients to and from showers and the dining hall, according to detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Tillman has been accused of dropping a woman on her knees while moving her from her bed to a wheelchair before picking her up and going on with his day.
Detectives say he was aware the woman was in pain after the fall but didn’t tell anyone. She reportedly laid in her bed for three days before X-rays revealed she had two broken femurs.
During questioning, Tillman admitted to dropping the woman and admitted he never told a nurse for fear of losing his job, according to detectives in an affidavit filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
She died two months later, but it’s not clear if the injury was a factor in her death.
Tillman appeared in court Tuesday morning. The defense entered a not guilty plea and Tillman was released on his own recognizance.