Graves was found dead in his bed at Narconon Arrowhead on Oct. 26, 2011.
Gilliam says that Narconon Arrowhead treatments rely on the written “technology” of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, “despite the fact that Hubbard had no known training or education in the field of drug or alcohol rehabilitation.”
During Graves' stay at Narconon Arrowhead, he “repeatedly evidenced symptoms of feeling ill, headaches and vomiting,” but was never referred to a physician, Gilliam alleges.
Graves was found dead the day after he complained of a terrible headache following sauna treatments, the lawsuit says.
Gerald D. Wootan, a Tulsa County osteopathic physician and Narconon of Oklahoma's medical director, also is named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Gilliam alleges Wootan failed to adequately monitor the treatment of patients, including the use of high doses of niacin.
Narconon of Oklahoma “fraudulently misrepresents to potential students that a physician is on staff 24 hours a day. Instead, a physician is present only once a week,” the lawsuit claims. [email@example.com]
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