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ACLU set to file suit against Nevada over Rawson-Neal

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Updated: 6/11/2013 5:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The state of Nevada will be slapped with a class-action lawsuit because of patient busing cases at the state-run Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital.

The American Civil Liberties Union will file suit on behalf of what it calls a significant amount of patients who were victims of what some refer to as greyhound therapy.

The organization will be joined Wednesday by James Brown, a former Rawson-Neal patient man who exposed the hospital by sharing his frightening experience.

A self-described victim of patient dumping, Brown says Rawson-Neal hospital's medical staff handed him a one-way bus ticket in February from Las Vegas to Sacramento, Calif. He was given a three-day supply of medication and some snacks.

The state denied engaging in patient dumping but acknowledged mistakes were made. Two staffers were fired, and others were disciplined over this matter.

Since then, state and federal investigations prompted the hospital to stop sending discharged patients out of state without an escort.
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