New York Times Reviews Deaths of 16 Developmentally Disabled Residents
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Nov 07, 2011 in Medical Negligence
The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article entitled Deaths in Care: 16 Cases
A closer look at the circumstances of death of 16 developmentally disabled people in state or privately run homes over the last decade suggests weaknesses of the current system of care. Each entry shows what the State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, an agency that investigates care issues in state-licensed facilities, determined to be the manner of death. The agency used a classification system with seven general categories, including accident, homicide and therapeutic complication. The entries also show classification used by The New York Times, providing a more specific cause or circumstance, based on other public records.