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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lawsuit: "Narconon operates a dangerous, unsafe and unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.”



This article needs to be viewed with great seriousness.  It has been rumored that Scientology is operating rehabilitation facilities in our area and they keep quiet about their affiliation with their church of L. Ron Hubbard.Canadian magazine Maclean's on October 8, 2012 published an investigative report called "Scientology's plan for Canada" that implies they have become unpopular in California but are making a massive expansion into Canada. They say, "Due to its history of aggressive litigation, news reports on the church, especially in Canada, have been sporadic."  
 

If you witnessed Tom Cruise ranting and raving about his wonderful church, you know how obsessed these people can get....

This is just one facility being sued....  How many places do these maniacs operate???.




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Lawsuit: "Narconon operates a dangerous, unsafe and unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.”


By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER,OK


The parents of a patient found dead at Narconon Arrowhead this summer have filed a lawsuit against the facility and its medical director alleging:

“Narconon’s actions were grossly negligent, willful, wanton and reckless resulting in the suffering and death of Stacy Murphy, the plaintiff’s daughter.”


The suit also alleges Narconon and ABLE acted together in concert to “tortuously operate a dangerous, unsafe an unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.”



Narconon Arrowhead is a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center which has been the center of an ongoing investigation after the deaths of four patients. Three of the deaths occurred at the facility in the last year.



The lawsuit alleges that “Narconon’s actions were grossly negligent, willful, wanton and reckless resulting in the suffering and death of Stacy Murphy, the plaintiff’s daughter.”



The suit also alleges Narconon and ABLE acted together in concert to “tortuously operate a dangerous, unsafe an unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.”



Filed by trial lawyers Gary L. Richardson and Charles L. Richardson who represent the plaintiffs, the lawsuit alleges wrongful death, negligence, and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.


“She was addicted to drugs and she and her parents were introduced to Narconon when they sought treatment for Stacy, the press release states. 


“They were provided misleading information on the Narconon website and by Narconon representatives, which led them to believe that Narconon Arrowhead would be a safe and effective treatment facility.”
 


According to police reports, from October 2011 until July of 2012 three people were found dead at the facility. 
AND THEY ARE INVESTIGATING A FOURTH DEATH.
 

The attorneys also allege that Narconon Arrowhead fraudulently tells potential students that a physician is on staff 24 hours a day. “Instead, a physician is present only once a week.”

 

In the case filed Friday for the Murphy family, the attorneys allege that
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“Narconon ... and ABLE an umbrella group that oversees the drug rehabilitation, education and criminal justice activities of the Church of Scientology... all rely exclusively on the written 'technology' of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, to address the drug and alcohol rehabilitation needs of students enrolled in Narconon programs.



This despite the fact that Hubbard had no known training or education in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.


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Something bothered me about the wording of the article - the patients are called 'students' and the Hubbard philosophy is called a 'technology'... 


It was tempting to change the wording, which was done in a few places, and not the rest because it occurred to me that it must have been the wording of the Narconon Rehab when discussing people under their care.  

Maybe it is a strategy not calling them patients; an attempt to avoid responsibility for the same level of care required of a medical facility? 
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Source:

Lawsuit: "Narconon operates a dangerous, unsafe and unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.” » Breaking News » McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK



Link:
http://mcalesternews.com/breakingnews/x1939586385/Lawsuit-Narconon-operate-s-a-dangerous-unsafe-an-unsupervised-drug-and-alcohol-rehabilitation-program






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