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Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$300,000 settlement – mistreatment while in state custody

We owe it to our disabled citizens to provide them with care and treatment.  When someone is vulnerable, either because of age or disability, the state must be responsible for their care when they are a ward of the state.

A young woman lived in a state run group home because she was developmentally disabled.  While there, she was mistreated by a staff member and her medical needs were neglected.  As a result, she required additional medical care.  A confidential settlement was obtained by John Elliott Leighton for $300,000.

This recovery assisted this woman and allowed private treatment and also created a deterrent for this facility to continue treating disabled residents that way.  Only through the civil justice system can we see changes in the way organizations provide care and treatment.

 

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