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No Discipline for Home Despite Chronic Complaints

A Lake County home where a severely disabled teen died after 10 days of fever and illness has been the source of 148 neglect or abuse claims since 2001, the Miami Herald reports (paywall alert).

Though Paige Elizabeth Lunsford died in July 2013, the state’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities only filed an administrative complaint against the Carlton Palms Educational Center on Friday, after learning that the Herald was preparing to publish a story.

The facility, where eight abuse or neglect claims came after Lunsford’s death, has never been fined or disciplined, according to the Herald, which highlighted the deaths of hundreds of Florida children in its Innocents Lost investigation.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.