Three medical professionals have been arraigned on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws, after they were accused of dragging a bleeding and disabled patient across the floor of a nursing home in Queens, New York. Video surveillance shows the patient writhing in pain on the floor and bleeding from the head and neck for more than 20 minutes without treatment.
Nurses Funmilol Taiwo and Eshe Agbonkpolor and nurse’s aide Emmanuael Ufot were arrested this month as a result of the October 23 incident. They were all employees at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where the incident occurred. The victim suffers from mental and physical disabilities and fell down near the nurse’s station, and nobody came to his immediate aid.