Wisconsin nurse accused of amputating patient’s foot for taxidermy.
According to the reports, Mary K. Brown, who is 38 years old, is accused of telling employees she wanted to exhibit the severed foot under a placard that stated, “Wear your boots, youngsters.”
According to numerous news reports, the authorities in Wisconsin have accused a nurse of deliberately removing the foot of a dying patient so that she might put it on display at the taxidermy business owned by the nurse’s family.
According to The Washington Post, Mary K. Brown, who is 38 years old, is accused of telling her employees that she intended to exhibit the severed foot under a placard that stated, “Wear your boots, youngsters.”
According to the documents filed with the court, Brown has been charged with mayhem and the bodily assault of a senior citizen.
The arrest affidavit that was obtained by the Post states that Brown allegedly admitted to amputating the foot of an unidentified 62-year-old male patient at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, earlier this year. The patient was treated at the facility in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
According to the publication, which cites the affidavit for its information, the victim was brought to the institution in March as a result of a fall at home and badly frostbitten feet.
According to the story in the publication, employees at the nursing home characterized the patient’s feet as having a “mummy-like” appearance of being dark.
Since the moment he was brought into the facility, the victim’s condition has continued to worsen.
According to the publication, he had another fall out of bed, which caused him to sustain more injuries to his right foot. These injuries prompted Brown to request approval from an official about the amputation of his right foot.
According to KSTP-TV, an administrator declined to grant her request.
“Brown did not have a prescription from his physician to do the amputation. She claimed that she did not have permission to amputate the foot of the VICTIM in her statement. Brown was unable to amputate VICTIM’s foot because he did not have the victim’s authorization.
The administrators of the nursing home came to the conclusion that Brown could not legally perform such a procedure because it was outside of the scope of his practice, and they insisted that a doctor’s order be obtained before any amputation “according to the station’s report, which references the affidavit.
According to the Post, Brown nonetheless went through with her preparations to amputate the foot with gauze scissors. She reportedly did this.
Two other nurses were reportedly there and saw what happened, as reported by WEAU-TV.
The guy did not seem to be in any agony throughout the process, and he only lost a little amount of blood, as reported by the source. However, an observing nurse was quoted as saying that “it was not a very good amputation,” and the man observed that statement.
According to the affidavit, however, a different nurse reported to investigators that the patient stated he had “felt everything and it hurt extremely severely.” This information was obtained via the Post.
After the treatment, Brown reportedly placed the foot in a red biohazard bag and stored it in the freezer, after which she instructed another nurse to fetch it so that she could “carry it home to preserve it.” Brown is accused of doing this intentionally.
According to the news site, the nurse did not cooperate, and as a result, the victim passed just a few days later.
After noticing that the man’s foot was missing from his body, the medical examiner allegedly notified the appropriate authorities about the man’s passing away.
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WEAU adds that colleagues supported Brown’s choice to amputate, saying that she did not do it out of malice but rather to offer the patient with “dignity and comfort.” This is according to the affidavit, which was obtained by WEAU.
Kevin Larson, the Chief Executive Officer of Spring Valley Health Care Services, has verified that Brown is no longer employed at the hospital. This information was provided in a statement that was acquired by PEOPLE.
“We have been providing full cooperation to the inquiry into this problem, and we will continue to do so in the future. The individual in question does not have a position of employment within our community “Larson stated.
On Tuesday, information on Brown’s legal representation was not accessible, and it was not apparent if she had filed a plea to the charges.
The date set for Brown’s court appearance is December 6th.