Rehab Center Fined $25,000 After Resident's Leg Was Amputated

An Illinois nursing home was recently fined $25,000 by the state in connection with a violation falling into the high-risk category. The Champaign Rehab Center failed to assess the resident's feet and obtain treatments for a resident with Type 2 diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report from August 2019.

    That failure resulted in the resident being admitted to the hospital with gangrene, which required an above-the-knee amputation of the resident’s right leg, the report states. The Illinois nursing home was charged with a Type A violation, the second-most-serious violation category in which a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm either will occur or has occurred. For more information, read here. 

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