Thank you Tina,
I was wondering if there were to be criminal charges filed against me, what would they need to prove. She was given few meds in the hospital and nursing home and was miserable. My whole family is against me based on they’re hatred of drugs ( my two brothers are recovering alcoholics and my father does not want to take even an Motrin, although he takes 13 meds for his cardiac disease). My poor mom with chronic pain was surrounded by these ignorant ideas. She had very bad fibromygia and needs her meds. Tylenol doesn’t cut it
I have provided care for her for 20 years even going so far as to taking a year off from work a few years ago to take care of her after she fell out of bed and broke her sternum. It has been very costly for me to take time off in order to avoid taking my mom to recover in a hospital. She adamantly denied wanting to go to the hospital. She wanted to stay home and for me to stay beside her. I took multiple days of personal time off of work, spending sleepless nights in her room watching over her. My sisters spent time a short time with us during this period and complained about spending one night in the chair. This is the same sister that feels that I have given inadequate care of my mother. As an ICU nurse I have seen time and time again, the elderly going from the hospital straight to the rest home and then catch a disease and die. I have worked hard for 20 years to honor her wishes to avoid the a hospitalization. She distrusted doctors due to how they blow off her pain. When she was in the rest home I left her in order that I had to go to work at Whidbey general hospital and she was much improved. I thought my brother would do a good job, call me if there was any complications. In a few days she was dead.
Are there any charges we can file against my brother?
I would like to charge him with elder abuse on the grounds of manipulating my father against us since the loss of his wife and my brother not being a professional caregiver and my suspicion that he is giving my diabetic father fast food. Also, would the small amount of insulin, 1 - 2 units’ oral agents mostly (very little in my professional opinion. He is a very, very stable diabetic) Does this qualify him under the caregiver clause and thus inherit the house should Dad he pass away?
I was also wondering if I could charge a wrongful death suit on my brother because he turned my parents against me over the last few days of her life and received POA and then she died a few days later. What about slander?? He is forgetting that he was charge and blaming me for her death. He is telling many friends and family.. Thus turning my whole family against me.