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Reports of alleged abuse and neglect at the Denton State School, a facility that houses about 600 people withmental and physical disabilities, have prompted a review by the Federal Department of Aging and Diability Services. In 2002 the school made headlines when a young man was bludgeoned into a coma by an employee of the school who had apparently repeatedly been under the influence of narcotics at work.

While it is not clear what prompted the current investigation, the Department of Justice had continued to meet with the family from the 2002 case and may have felt the need to take a fresh look at the procedures and conditions at the facility. The Dallas Morning News article said that there have been thousands of allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities in such institutions across the state in recent years.

Do you suspect that your loved one has been abused while in a nursing home, day care, or other care facility? You may want to consider contacting an attorney to discuss your legal options.

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