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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Pittsburg Co. Narconon

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Updated: 10/05/2012 2:50 pm Published: 10/05/2012 12:41 pm

Parents of a patient found dead in the Narconon Arrowhead facility in July filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday morning.

The suit was filed in Pittsburg County court by Robert Murphy and Tonya White.  Their 20-year-old daughter Stacy Dawn Murphy of Owasso was found dead in the withdrawal unit at the facility on July 19th.

The lawsuit alleges wrongful death, negligence and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.

In a statement, the family's lawyers Gary L. Richardson and Charles L. Richardson said, "The death of Stacy Murphy is a real tragedy.  She was addicted to drugs and she and her parents were introduced to Narconon when they sought treatment for  Stacy.  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."

White and Murphy are asking for damages individually in excess of $75,000 for each of the three complaints.

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