By now the general public is well aware of the opioid crisis, and the countless lives it has taken. There is, however, a lesser-known crisis in the multi-billion-dollar industry of for-profit residential drug and alcohol treatment, which has led to a significant number of preventable deaths. These drug and alcohol rehab companies operate inpatient treatment houses located in residential neighborhoods throughout the country. While access to treatment is a key factor in combating the epidemic of addiction, the for-profit residential treatment industry is tainted by fraud, corruption, and profiteering, often treating clients as commodities rather than patients.
When treating addiction, it is essential that a residential treatment provider do all of the following: 1) Assess and screen prospective clients to determine whether their non-medical program offers the appropriate level of care, 2) Refer prospective or existing clients to a higher level of care when they are in need of medical care beyond their licensure, and 3) Provide reasonable medical care and supervision to clients while in their program to best ensure clients are protected from foreseeable harm from self or others. Numerous deaths have been caused because of the residential treatment providers’ failure to properly screen and monitor clients while under their care. And at the heart of it all is corporate greed.
If you have lost a loved one in a treatment facility as a result of negligence, our team is here to answer your questions, investigate the facts, secure evidence, and provide the necessary advocacy to obtain full compensation.
You can trust that our attorneys will work diligently and tirelessly to get you full compensation with your best interests and individualized needs in mind. We will provide you the help, guidance, and advocacy you need in order to secure justice and put your life back together.