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Mental health patient died in 2018 after discharge to Boston streets

Advocacy group calls her a victim of 'patient dumping'

By Shira Schoenberg

Three weeks after CaSonya King entered High Point Hospital in Middleborough for mental health treatment in 2018, she remained severely ill – disoriented, delusional, and talking to herself. But instead of continuing to care for her or discharging her to another facility, the hospital dropped her off in Boston near a homeless shelter, against her will and without the consent of her mother and legal guardian Angela King, according to the Disability Law Center, a private, nonprofit agency that has a mandate under state and federal law to investigate abuse and neglect of people with mental illness…

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