Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous, on why she took the case involving George Cornell, a Parkland Hospital patient whom the staff restrained, drugged and left in a seclusion room, where they later found him dead.

Charla Aldous: I agreed to represent Jane Pena in the lawsuit about the death of her son. The reason I did is I've been fighting this battle with Parkland and UTSW for about five and a half years. Dr. Gentilello stood up for what is right, and what he stood up for was to prevent exactly what happened to George Cornell from happening.

When I saw that five years after we started our battle that indigent patients were still being treated that way at our community hospital, I thought, "You know, I've got to keep going. I've got to make sure they get it - that they understand there's going to be accountability when you don't treat patients they way they deserve to be treated." Ms. Pena, she's never going to get George back, but what she wants to do is make his death not be in vain.

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