Texas probes Dallas hospital for patient abuse

June 15, 2014 5:36 PM

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DALLAS (AP) — Texas health authorities are investigating allegations that employees at a troubled Dallas hospital restrained and shoved toilet paper into the mouth of a mental health patient.

A nurse and co-worker also put a sheet over the patient's head at Parkland Memorial Hospital after she spit on them as they strapped her into a chair, authorities said, according to a Dallas Morning News report Sunday (http://bit.ly/1uuNvcj ).

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