In a front-page story in Sunday’s editions, the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball chronicles the death of Ann Simmons, a 62-year-old woman from the northeast Texas town of Pittsburg who died of a blood clot last year in Terrell State Hospital. Simmons, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was in wrist and upper body restraints when she died.
We know Simmons’ cause of death because her husband and daughter insisted that an autopsy be performed. The autopsy showed that the retired elementary school teacher died of a pulmonary thromboembolism “associated with relative immobility from hospitalization for psychosis.”
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