McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 5, 2012

Parents file lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead and it's medical director

By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — The parents of a patient allegedly found dead at Narconon Arrowhead this summer filed a lawsuit today against the facility in Pittsburg County District Court.

Robert Murphy and Tonya White, parents of 20-year-old Stacy Dawn Murphy of Owasso, seek damages in excess of $75,000 from Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, the Association for Better Living and Education International and Dr. Gerald Wootan.
 The lawsuit alleges wrongful death, negligence, and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act. 
Narconon Arrowhead is a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center at Canadian. Officials at the facility have declined comment. An attorney for Narconon, M. David Riggs, states in a letter to the McAlester News-Capital that federal law prohibits the disclosure of information about participants in drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, and that family members have not consented to release information about Murphy and others who have died in connection with Narconon.
 

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