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Resource ID: #24556
Subject: State Government
Source: KMGH-TV (Denver)
Affiliation: 
Date: 05/2009-12/2009

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The investigation began with the death of a mental health patient, Josh Garcia. He had checked himself into the hospital and as a result an attorney was appointed to represent him and oversee his treatment. This attorney had strayed away from him and told the court, after his death, that he had agreed to take the medicine. This is false and this medication led to his death. Further, this attorney receives taxpayers' money for every case through the hospital. As a result, the state is looking into the rights of mental health patients and whether this is a major problem.

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