Omaha Drug Rehab Abuse Lawyer
Drug addiction is a disease that requires extensive treatment from medical and psychological professionals to battle. That is why drug rehabilitation, or rehab, centers exist. When we check a loved one into such a facility, we expect it to ensure the health and well-being of those in its charge.
Drug rehab abuse is not an easy subject to talk about. Such abuse is a serious offense, however, and if you or someone you love has been the victim of negligence or abuse at a drug rehab center, do not suffer in silence. No one should ever take advantage of you or those you care about, especially when struggling to combat drug addiction. Speak to an Omaha injury attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today at (402) 505-8234 to discuss what happened and to talk about your options.
Although drug rehab centers care for some of our most vulnerable citizens, they have frightfully little oversight from the government or law enforcement. That means that they are not always held to the high standards we would expect for such a facility. While many rehab centers offer excellent services, sometimes these businesses care more about money and less about healing people in need.
Drug rehab facilities often advertise professional services, including medical and psychological personnel on hand, to help patients. They may fall short on delivering what is promised. Some claims are exaggerated - perhaps medical professionals are only available one day a week, not giving them enough time to actually help patients. Sometimes these claims are outright lies, with none of the services advertised actually being offered.
Unfortunately, patients and family members often discover this after enrolling.
Patients at a drug rehab center are incredibly vulnerable and require a great deal of care and compassion to ensure they are safely moving toward a healthy lifestyle. When patients are ignored and neglected, they can sink into the same destructive habits that landed them in rehab. Drugs, alcohol, and similar substances can be smuggled into rehab. When personnel neglect patients, those in their care can continue to abuse drugs or engage in other harmful behavior. This often includes escaping from the facility, doing violence to themselves or other patients, and committing suicide.
One of the worst forms of drug rehab abuse is violence by the staff toward the patients. This can include physical violence, sexual assault, threats and intimidation. Many patients at drug rehab centers feel like no one would believe them, which can leave such abuse unreported. All people have a voice and have a right to speak out against abuse, including those battling drug addiction.
If you or someone you love has been harmed at a drug rehab facility, please know that you can speak out and someone will listen. Call our team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to tell us what happened and discuss your legal options.
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