Man Claims Rehab Center Tasered Him

LINCOLN, Neb. (CN) – Nebraska took a boy away from his mother and sent him to a “Rehabilitation and Treatment Center” whose staff “regularly assaulted and humiliated” him and stunned him repeatedly with Tasers, the boy, now a man, says. The state then revoked the Firth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center’s license, Jamey Parrish claims in Lancaster County Court.

     Parrish says the defendant Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services sent him to the Firth Center after his mother’s parental rights were revoked and a subsequent adoption failed.
     At the center, Parrish says, he was “regularly assaulted and humiliated, including the periodic use of an electric stunning device (Taser),” from November 2001 to September 2002.
     He says the Firth Center’s license was “revoked for cause” by the Department of Health and Human Services.
     Parrish demands compensatory damages. He says the state failed to act on his tort claim for nearly a year, so he sued it. He is represented by C. Thomas White with White, Wolff and Jorgensen.

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