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.

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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.

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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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