Autistic Man Physically Assaulted; Settled for $100,000. A 25-year-old highly functioning autistic man was staying at a group facility. In July 2008,

02-04-2011
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A 25-year-old highly functioning autistic man was staying at a group facility.  In July 2008, the young man suddenly became agitated. Rather than having proper staffing and necessary precautions in place, four staff members placed him in restraints and assaulted him several times.  Two days later, an x-ray revealed an acute arm fracture requiring an open reduction with bone-grafting surgery.  A few months later, the young man developed an infection and had to undergo a second surgery.

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