by Ruth Leubecker
Years after a patient died in a snowbank on hospital grounds, the Steuben nurse accused of responsibility in that death is facing another day in court, deemed just and proper by Maine’s highest court.
“It’s been a long process. Sometimes the process is the punishment,” said Joe Baldacci last week. The Bangor attorney representing John Zablotny, former Down East Community Hospital nurse, found responsible for the death of Reid Emery eight years ago, is actually the one responsible for the latest postponement..