Saturday, August 2, 2014

Woman Cleared of Elder Abuse Charge After Mother's Death

A 72-year-old Kernersville woman has been cleared on charges that she neglected her 92-year-old mother.

A Forsyth County jury concluded that Nannie Ballard Kollar did not neglect her mother to the point that bed sores contributed to her death.
Kollar was charged with abuse of a disabled or elderly person causing serious injury and neglect of a disabled or elderly person causing serious injury.
Kernersville police arrested Kollar April 21, 2011, the day after her mother died.
Prosecutors contended that neglect led to the bed sores that contributed to the death of  Mildred McGee Ballard.
But Kollar's attorney said she had spent more than 30 years caring for her mother and there was no sign of neglect.


Thelma said...

Visiting Nurse service could possibly have helped with training how to avoid bed sores.

Betty said...

Family is always suspected first. But, who is looking at bedsores in facilities? They get by with it day after day.