Following the heat-related deaths of two men entrusted to her care, Pamela Shay has been charged with two counts each of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly failing to provide for a functionally impaired person. If she is convicted she faces up to 23 years in jail. Shay owned a group home, Angel Arms, which is now closed.
The two men, Thomas Calhoun and John Jones, lived in that facility and both died in 2008. The room they shared was measured at 90.5 degrees when police arrived on the scene on June 9, 2008. The Ohio Department of Health issued a report stating that the men were not checked on, medicated or fed until around 1 p.m. The group home closed on October 29, 2008.
Unfortunately, cases of nursing and group home neglect are far too common.
Our Toledo, Ohio nursing home neglect lawyers have seen several cases to this effect, including one where an elderly woman with known metal and physical illnesses was shot by police after the staff at her group home reported her to be a danger to herself and potentially others. If you have a relative who has been a victim of nursing home neglect, call our offices toll free at 800.637.8170 for a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.