7 Nurses Indicted After Broken Finger Leads to Amputation

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) -

Seven nurses were charged on Monday with criminal neglect in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn’t treated properly, officials announced Tuesday.

An indictment issued last month said seven Vineland Developmental Center nurses failed to aid the “physical or mental health” of resident Wendy Hart, whom officials described as physically and mentally disabled.

Prosecutors alleged the nurses wrapped a bandage around Hart’s hand so tightly that it developed gangrene and had to be amputated in April 2012. All seven nurses were fired.