Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Family of Rebecca Mullins file a wrongful death lawsuit

The Bay City Times (Michigan) reports that the family of Rebecca Mullins, whose body was found dead in an abandoned house three months after she left a Bay City group home, is suing a social services agency, the group home and a worker for wrongful death, pain, and suffering and loss of companionship of their family member. Accoding to the lawsuit filed in the Bay County Circuit Court, Ms Mullins, who was 57 and developmentally disabled, had a history of running away from the home, and that a "behavior treatment plan" drafted for her prescribed that staff should remain in the same room with her. Ms Mullins died of dehydration after falling through a rotted floor in the home and becoming entangled in a rafter.

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