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Buffalo nursing home workers fired

Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) -- Eight nurses and nine nurse's aides are charged with endangering the welfare of a nursing home patient in Buffalo.

New York's attorney general says a hidden camera revealed they didn't give the man medicine and check on him at times their paperwork said they did.

All but one of the employees of the Highpointe on Michigan Health Care Facility appeared in City Court Friday and pleaded not guilty. The other was out of state.

Their employer, Kaleida Health, says they've been fired.

Prosecutors say the 56-year-old male patient was bedridden with a neurological disease at the time of the alleged neglect last June.

The employees are charged with felony counts of endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and falsifying business records, and misdemeanor health law violations.

 
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