Closing arguments made in Beatrice center lawsuit

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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:00 am

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for a Lincoln woman who says her son was left near death by treatment he received at the state-run Beatrice State Developmental Center said the young man was the victim of a flawed institution.

Bruce Mason’s comments came Friday during closing arguments in a lawsuit against the state filed by his client, Sandra Ham. Ham’s lawsuit accuses center staff of ignoring a diagnosis that her adult son, Ian, who is mentally disabled and has diabetes, had a swallowing disorder. Her lawsuit says the center’s lack of proper treatment caused her son’s health to dramatically deteriorate and accuses the state of allowing the facility to become unsafe.

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