Narconon Arrowhead sued by parents of patient who died while in treatment

A Pittsburg County rehab facility has again come under fire.

Narconon Arrowhead is being sued by the parents of a patient who died during treatment.

Filed Aug. 23, the lawsuit claims Narconon Arrowhead did not provide adequate medical care for Hillary Holten.  Her parents say the facility was informed Holten had a medical condition that required her to take a steroid every day.  The facility said they could manage the medication.

Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith says privacy laws bar him from discussing past clients.

Meanwhile, the findings of an investigation into the alcohol and drug rehabilitation center could be announced soon.

Pittsburg County officials are investigating the controversial deaths of three recent Narconon Arrowhead patients.  The finders were expected to be ready for the district attorney last Friday, but an unforeseen delay pushed it back.

OSBI is also investigating, and has placed a rush on the medical examiner's reports.

In July, 2NEWS Reporter Sara Goldenberg shed light on the Canadian, Okla. facility, the flagship center of Narconon.

Since that time Narconon has come under fire , prompting Narconon of Oklahoma CEO Gary Smith to write an open letter to 2NEWS , defending the care and effectiveness of his facility.

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