Parkland to pay $700K to Family of Patient Who Died After Being Pinned Down in Psych ER

Parkland Memorial Hospital will pay $695,000 to the family of a psychiatric patient who died in 2011 after mental health aides wrestled him to the floor in what regulators later called an illegal and dangerous maneuver.

The settlement ends a civil rights lawsuit brought by the estate of George Cornell six years ago against the public hospital that serves as a medical safety net in Dallas.

Read more on this story from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

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