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Nurse accused of amputating man’s leg without permission


One Wisconsin According to reports, the hospice nurse was forced to amputate a dying man’s frozen foot without his permission, in order to display it in her family’s triage shop.

Authorities said on May 27, Mary K. Brown, 38, cut off the victim’s right foot without his consent or a doctor’s approval, told a nurse. co-worker that she intended to display it with a sign that reads “Wear your boots, kids,” according to a criminal complaint filed by WQOW.

Victim whose leg was amputated by nurse without his permission, says he felt everything during the surgery

The victim, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Spring Valley in March with severe frostbite in both legs.

Within a month or two, doctors assumed he was close to death, with eyewitnesses saying his foot was severely gangrenous and held together only by dead skin and tendons. lawsuit said.

Worse still, the man said he felt everything during the amputation and was in excruciating pain, clutching the nurse’s hand and groaning throughout the operation.

Brown tried to explain the man’s decision to amputate his legs, telling police she did it to make him more comfortable, adding that it was what she would want if she were in his position. .

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On Friday, Spring Valley Senior Living and Health Care administrator and CEO Kevin Larson confirmed to WQOW that Brown no longer works at the facility.

Nurse no longer working at facility, charged with physical abuse of elderly people

“We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation into this matter. The person identified must not work in our community. “

Meanwhile, it is not clear where or when the victim died.

Brown was charged with physically abusing an elderly person, intentionally causing bodily harm, as well as anarchy. Her next court appearance is scheduled for December 6.

No images or snapshots of Brown were immediately available as of Monday.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.


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