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Case 4 - Amputation of Legs Resulting From Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facility

Facts Ignored by State Regulators

A member’s father lacked proper treatment for pressure wounds at a skilled nursing home resulting in the amputation of both legs below the knee. He was admitted to the hospital for blood sepsis and life-threatening bone infections in both of his feet/calves as a result of pressure wounds that were not properly treated in the skilled nursing care facility. This case was reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). It was evident that little time was spent on sorting through the facts and the department concluded that maltreatment was unsubstantiated. The finding was then appealed and solid evidence was provided to support the fact that each of the MDH reasons were NOT accurate. The factual evidence, including photos supported, the abuse and neglect.

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