Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Western State Hospital Lawsuit.....

A $100 million lawsuit against Western State Hospital has been transferred to Staunton Circuit Court. The lawsuit centers around Cesar Chumil, who died in 2009 at the age of 59. Chumil’s family contends he was kept in seclusion for 16 years at Western State, beginning in 1993. Read more here

If you want to know more about the facility's history......

Joseph Spencer DeJarnette (September 29, 1866 – September 3, 1957) was the director of Western State Hospital (located in Staunton, Virginia) from 1905 to November 15, 1943. He was a bit of a poet.....
This is the law of Mendel,
And often he maken it plain,
Defectives will breed defectives,
And the insane breed insane.
Oh why do we allow these people
To breed back to the monkey's nest,
To increase our country's burdens
When we should only breed the best?
See more here