Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Against Rehabilitation Facility

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

Three Oklahoma Wrongful Death lawsuits have been filed against a drug rehabilitation facility after several patients died under mysterious circumstances. A story published by Tulsa World stated the suits allege the facility’s negligent care of the patients directly lead to their deaths.

Records show that a 32-year-old male patient died at the facility on Oct. 26, 2011, after complaining numerous times of headaches, illness, and vomiting while under the center’s care. A letter from a former patient alluded to the fact that he may have suffered a drug overdose. An autopsy of the body was unable to determine a conclusive cause of death.

Since the letter was written, two more patients have died at the facility. On April 11, a 21-year-old woman died at the facility and on July 19, a 20-year-old woman died of a drug overdose.

The facility has had defended itself against numerous wrongful death lawsuits, which have alleged unorthodox treatment methods, including dangerous five-hour “cleansing sessions” in a hot sauna.

The most recent wrongful death lawsuit, filed by the mother of the 32-year-old male victim, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for the loss of her son.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the pain of losing a loved one and hope the lawsuits will help bring closure to the friends and families of the victims.