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$2.75 million verdict awarded against nursing not following proper care procedures

A Wisconsin man rendered a paraplegic by heart surgery won a $2.75 million verdict against Milwaukee-based Extendicare Homes, which was doing business as Lakeside Nursing & Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

The man was admitted to Lakeside in 2002 after his heart surgery. The claim included improper care procedures that led the man to develop bedsores. The same home was cited for 76 federal violations in the three years ending May 31.

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