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Former Enloe Medical Center Nurse Sentenced After Patient Death

The former Enloe Hospital nurse who allowed a patient to die while in her care has learned her fate, Allison Guster will soon be behind bars.

Posted: May 9, 2018 5:40 PM
Updated: May 10, 2018 10:39 AM

Oroville, Calif.-- The former Enloe Hospital nurse who allowed a patient to die while in her care has learned her fate, Allison Guster will soon be behind bars.


The victim, 71-year old Janna Adamson, was recovering from surgery.

Guster was supposed to check her vitals and specifically her oxygen levels, several times throughout her shift.

Butte Co. Deputy DA Matthew Taylor said Guster violated protocol when she unhooked Adamson's oximeter and left her unattended for hours.

Taylor said there were signs that Adamson suffered and struggled prior to her death.

Guster was supposed to check on Adamson at least once every four hours.

The autopsy showed that Adamson died when her chest cavity filled with fluids causing a loss of oxygen.

Taylor says he's been keeping in close contact with Adamson's husband

Taylor says, "He lost his best friend, he lost his confidant, he lost his lifeline. He's felt isolated since her death and it's affected him greatly. It's affected her community greatly. She was a bright light and unfortunately that light was extinguished."

Guster will spend two-years in prison and has to pay back more than $11,000 in restituions to the victim's husband.

She will turn herself into the Butte County Jail on May 14th.

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