‘5 times in 80 seconds’ Patient suffocates after being spoon-fed porridge… What is the punishment for nursing care workers?

A care worker who caused the death of a patient who had a스포츠토토 chronic illness and had no choice but to eat slowly by hastily spoon-feeding porridge was sentenced to probation.

Gwangju District Court Criminal Division 6 Chief Judge Kim Ji-yeon announced on the 10th that she sentenced A (59), a nursing care worker, who was indicted on charges of ‘commercial negligence causing death’ to six months in prison and two years of probation.

Mr. A was indicted on charges of causing death from asphyxiation due to airway obstruction by hastily feeding porridge to a patient in his 80s who was hospitalized at a nursing home in Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do in August 2022.

The victim had difficulty swallowing and had reduced digestive function, so he could only eat watery porridge.

On the day of the incident, when the patient was alone eating porridge once every 55 seconds, Mr. A approached the patient and hastily fed him porridge 5 times in a row for 1 minute and 20 seconds.

Immediately after Mr. A fed him the porridge, the patient had difficulty breathing and eventually died from asphyxiation due to airway obstruction.

Mr. A claimed, “I only fed the porridge into his mouth after it had flowed down, and there was no fact that he fed the porridge in a hurry.” However, the court determined that the patient died due to A’s violation of duty of care based on CCTV footage inside the nursing home at the time .

Chief Judge Kim said, “The defendant was not forgiven by the bereaved family even though he caused serious consequences that led to the victim’s death due to professional negligence,” and added, “However, insurance money can be paid to the bereaved family, and the deceased patient was in poor health at the time.” “Taking this into account, I am imposing a suspended sentence,” he said.

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