- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman is suing a mental health organization, alleging its negligence resulted in the death of her son.

The family’s attorney, Ben Andreozzi, tells WHTM-TV (https://bit.ly/29ilP9m ) that they believe Walter Layman began to develop schizophrenia while undergoing chemotherapy. He says he began hallucinating and was unable to maintain his medication regimen.

The lawsuit says he was enrolled in Keystone Human Services’ supervised residential care in a Dauphin County apartment complex because he was unable to care for himself. Andreozzi says he was eventually removed from the complex and Keystone placed Layman in another apartment that was “unfit for human habitation.”

He was eventually found dead and the coroner ruled his cause of death was an accidental overdose of psychiatric medication.

The company declined to comment, citing the pending litigation.



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Information from: WHTM-TV, https://www.whtm.com

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