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Parkland Hospital investigated for patient abuse

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DALLAS - Health authorities are investigating allegations that employees at Parkland Hospital mistreated a mental health patient.

According to the Dallas Morning News, a nurse and a co-worker are accused of shoving toilet paper into the mouth of the patient and putting a sheet over her head.

The patient spit on the nurse as they were strapping her into a chair.

A spokeswoman for Parkland told the Morning News the two employees were dismissed.

The alleged incident happened back in March.

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