Friday, December 2, 2011

Lawsuit settled over treatment of disabled residents in state-run institution

St. Paul, Minn. — A federal judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement reached between the State of Minnesota and 300 developmentally disabled former residents of a state-run institution.
Jensen v. Minnesota Department of Human Services, heard by U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank in St. Paul, Minn., alleged that Minnesota Extended Treatment Options, a facility in Cambridge, frequently subjected patients with developmental disabilities to "improper and inhumane use of seclusion and mechanical restraints." META closed in June of this year.

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