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B.C. parents file lawsuit alleging ‘gross negligence’ in care of their autistic son – BC
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B.C. parents file lawsuit alleging ‘gross negligence’ in care of their autistic son – BC

Warning: This story deals with disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. The family of an autistic man in the Lower Mainland has filed a lawsuit alleging he was subjected to a “harmful and injurious living environment” while in residential care as a minor.The plaintiffs, who have asked not to be named for their son’s protection, claim that multiple parties — including the B.C. government — failed to seek or act upon medical recommendations for the boy, who was in a “position of extreme vulnerability” and lived with “complex disabilities.”“They promised to help but broke that promise,” his father told Global News.“They isolated him from his family and put him in solitary confinement, where he harmed himself without any apparent effort...