Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Illinois Nursing Homes Escape Paying Fines

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- In 2004, a 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy became wedged between the mattress and protective padding of his bed at Alden Village Health Facility in Bloomingdale.
Nursing aides didn't immediately notice because the room was so crowded and cluttered, and within three hours, Sharif Khamissi was dead.
Illinois regulators hit the home with one of their largest penalties: a $50,000 fine. But in the end, the facility cut a deal with the state and paid just $10,000.

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