Scientology-Linked Oklahoma Drug Rehab Center Facing Lawsuits Over Rash Of Patient Deaths

Operating a chain of addiction clinics based with detox regimens based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard appears to be working out very badly, Tulsa’s KJRH reports:

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against a Scientology-linked Oklahoma rehabilitation center in the wake of recent deaths at the facility.

Shirley Gilliam, whose son died in Narconon of Oklahoma care last October, filed the third suit against the organization in three months. Stacy Murphy’s family sued earlier this month; Hillary Holten’s parents sued in August. Gilliam’s son, 32-year-old Gabriel Graves, of Claremore, was found dead in his room at the Pittsburg County facility.

The suit alleges Graves “requested over-the-counter pain relief and permission to see a physician” earlier that day for a headache and was denied and told a physician was not on staff. The lawsuit targets the facility’s connection with Scientology, calling the center a “corporate sham and illusion” which misrepresented to potential patients the care they would receive.

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Sure, but these #’s pale in comparison to the # of people who overdose on Mary Jane every year.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Apparently, someone out there doesn’t appreciate sarcastic remarks about the reefer.

      • I_abide

        I think we’ve all seen reefer madness and where the devil’s weed will get you. A one way trip to awesome town!

  • bobbiethejean

    What? You mean following the advice of a whacknut and his absolutely batshit insane religion is a bad idea? Who’d have thought?

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