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White v. Muniz
Citation:999 P.2d 814 (Colo. 2000)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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When Helen Everly was eighty-three years old, her grandaughter placed her in an assisted living facility. Later on, the plaintiff, a caregiver at the facility, was assigned with changing Everly’s adult diaper. Everly initially refused to allow the plaintiff to change her diaper, although, at one point, Everly appeared to relent. However, when the plaintiff reached for the diaper, Everly struck the plaintiff in the jaw. Doctors later determined that Everly suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
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