Thursday, July 15, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Treatment center facing wrongful death lawsuit after drowning

STUART — More than two years ago, Renee Hill decided that the best way to help her mother fight her battle with severe depression and suicidal tendencies was to move her from her home in Delaware to Florida.
Though the fight continued, in January 2009 Hill was looking forward to Sharon Bronowicz's release from the New Horizons of the Treasure Coast residential treatment center.
But less than two weeks before Bronowicz's release, Hill received the news that her mother had drowned at the facility and later learned the death came after Bronowicz had been locked in a bathroom alone for more than 45 minutes.
"I don't think there are words to describe that kind of pain," said Hill, who visited her mother regularly. "To lose your best friend, your mother ... I'm still at a loss for words." Read Full Story...

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