The mother of 17-year-old female has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a church-run treatment center and three of its former employees after she died while being restrained. The suit alleges that the victim was held by staff members in a prone position which caused her death.
The county coroner ruled that the victim’s death was a homicide, saying that the teen suffocated and choked on her own vomit while employees restrained her. The President of the treatment center, who runs the center, stated that the staff is taught to use a face-up method to restrain patients. The face-down restraint position was banned in Ohio in November and several states and has been prohibited by several other agencies who oversee treatment homes and centers.
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