Rehab Center Fined After Resident's Leg is Amputated

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

The failure resulted in the resident being admitted to the hospital with gangrene, which then required an above-the-knee amputation of the resident’s right leg. 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.

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