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Attorney Ben Crump (Front-R), mother Sara Walker (Front-C), and Thomas Walker (Front-R) annouce a lawsuit alleging the wrongful death of Caleb Walker. Photo: Nicole Darden-Creston, WMFE
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Family of autistic man file wrongful death lawsuit against group home operator

The family of a 27-year-old autistic man who died at a Central Florida group home is suing the facility for wrongful death and negligence. Caleb Walker’s family placed their autistic son in a group home in 2018. But in November 2020, after an aggressive incident, he was restrained for nearly 20 minutes. Walkers family claims this restraint led to his death and filed a wrongful death and negligence civil lawsuit. Caleb Walker’s mother Sara says she trusted the staff at Attain, Inc., the company which ran her son’s group home, to care for Caleb. She hopes this lawsuit will prevent this tragic death from happening to others. “This is the hardest thing to go through,” she told reporters outside the Orange …
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