Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Clearbrook-Wright Nursing Home Fined for Failure to Detect and Treat Bed Sore

34377 N. Almond Road in Gurnee.
FINED- September 5, 2003
Clearbrook was fined $10,000 after a resident
developed a pressure sore behind his left knee that
went unnoticed and untreated for about a month. By the
time the sore was discovered, the resident’s tendon
was exposed. The pressure sore may have been caused by
a protective device that was left on the resident’s
knee for an extended period of time. Staff did not
notice the pressure sore because they did not
completely remove the device or look at the back of
the resident’s knee while giving him a bath.

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