7 former New Jersey nurses indicted in amputation

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VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Seven former southern New Jersey nurses have been charged in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly.

Authorities announced the indictments on Tuesday against members of the Vineland Developmental Center staff.

Prosecutors allege the nurses wrapped a bandage around the woman's hand so tightly that it developed gangrene and had to be amputated in 2012. Officials say the victim was severely physically and mentally disabled.

Officials say two of the defendants were registered nurses and the others are licensed practical nurses.

They face charges of endangering the welfare of a disabled person. Four of the nurses are also charged with official misconduct and falsifying or tampering with records.

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