The parents of a gifted Japanese physics student have filed a lawsuit against a Colorado health center after the 30-year-old postdoctoral scholar committed suicide. Kiyoshi and Yasuko Nakata claim the Mapleton Center Behavioral Health Unit failed to properly supervise their daughter after she was admitted and placed on suicide watch. A spokesman for the hospital declined to comment on the case. Denver Post 10/05/2008
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