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Jury awards family $7.6M in Washington case


An Ellis County jury awarded more than $7.6 million to the parents of local girl Avery Washington, after just three hours of deliberation. Washington was 13 years old when she took her own life after being prescribed Celexa for depression. The jury found Dr. Jose Salguero and physician’s assistant Jenelle Robinson negligent in the care they provided to Washington. Nurse practitioner Allyn Kawalek was found not negligent. Jason Webster, attorney for Avery’s father Brad Washington, told the jury the staff at Pediatric Cool Care was reckless in the treatment they provided to Avery. He noted Celexa is considered to be a “Black Box” drug by the Federal Food and Drug Administration, which requires constant monitoring of the patient. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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