Understanding Drug Rehab Negligence

Drug rehabilitation centers play a crucial role in helping individuals recover from substance abuse. However, negligence within these facilities can lead to severe consequences for patients and their families. Drug rehab negligence occurs when a facility fails to provide the standard of care required, resulting in harm to the patient. Common types of negligence include inadequate care, improper treatment, and failure to follow medical protocols.

Statistics from the 2020 NSSATS Report:

  • Florida’s Ranking: In 2020, Florida had 712 drug rehab facilities, ranking it among the top states with the most facilities, typically around third or fourth.
  • Patient Numbers: Florida had 45,620 clients in treatment, placing it fifth among states with the most patients.
  • Treatment Programs:
    • Outpatient Treatment: Outpatient services had the highest number of clients, accounting for 96% of the total clients. This includes regular outpatient treatment (44.6%), methadone buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment (41%), and intensive outpatient treatment (6.9%).
    • Methadone Buprenorphine Maintenance or Naltrexone Treatment: This form of medication-assisted treatment had 41% of the clients.
    • Regular Outpatient Treatment: This accounted for 44.6% of all clients in treatment.
    • Common Substances for Treatment: The most common substances for treatment included alcohol, opioids, marijuana, and methamphetamines. Alcohol and opioids were particularly prevalent reasons for treatment enrollment.

Why Choose Clark Fountain?

Choosing the right legal representation is critical when dealing with drug rehab negligence. Clark Fountain stands out due to our extensive expertise in negligent security, our compassionate approach, and our successful track record.

Our Experience and Success Stories

At Clark Fountain, we have years of experience handling complex negligent security and drug rehab negligence cases. Our team of skilled attorneys has secured substantial compensation for our clients, helping them rebuild their lives. We take pride in our dedication to achieving justice and our ability to navigate the complexities of these cases.

Addiction Treatment Center Abuse Case Types

Injuries that occur at addiction treatment centers varies from medical neglect to slip and fall injuries. Each one requires an individual investigative approach. Clark Fountain’s team of attorneys will examine all aspects of an addiction treatment center abuse or neglect case, including the physical evidence, law enforcement reports, and eyewitness reports.

Common Types of Addiction Treatment Center Negligence

Addiction treatment center abuse or neglect can happen in many ways. Patients may be abused, neglected, or exploited  by staff who fail to monitor and supervise them, fail to control their environment, and fail to provide the necessary help each patient seeks.

Causes of Addiction Treatment Center Injuries

Injuries at addiction treatment centers may result from:

  • Physical, mental, or emotional abuse
  • Failure to monitor patients’ whereabouts
  • Failure to ensure patients struggling in withdrawal don’t have access to drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to monitor patients during withdrawal for signs of self-harm
  • Failure to secure the property to ensure safe and drug-free environment
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Assaults from other patients
  • Failure to provide 24/7 supervision by skilled staff

Common Addiction Rehab Abuse Injuries

Injury types resulting from addiction treatment center abuse or neglect may include, but are not limited to:

  • Overdose
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Broken Neck
  • Paralysis
  • Chest/Rib Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Muscle Sprains/Strains
  • Scrapes/Cuts/Bruises
  • Broken Bones & Fractures
  • Jaw Injuries/Loss of Teeth
  • PTSD from trauma or abuse
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Legal Options for Drug Rehab Negligence Victims

If you or a loved one has been a victim of drug rehab negligence, our legal team at Clark Fountain is here to support you. We provide comprehensive legal services to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

How We Can Help You

Our services include:

  • Case Evaluation: We offer a thorough evaluation of your case to determine the extent of negligence and the potential for a successful claim.
  • Evidence Gathering: Our team conducts detailed investigations to collect all necessary evidence, including medical records, law enforcement reports, eyewitness accounts, and expert testimonies.
  • Legal Representation: We provide strong representation in negotiations and court proceedings to advocate for your rights.
  • Compensation Negotiation: We strive to secure the maximum compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, and other related costs.

Steps to Take if You’ve Been a Victim

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of drug rehab negligence, it is essential to take immediate action:

  • Document Evidence: Keep a detailed record of all incidents, including dates, times, and any communications with the facility.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Ensure that any injuries or complications are promptly treated and documented by a healthcare professional.
  • Consult a Lawyer: Contact a qualified drug rehab negligence lawyer to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Rehab Center and Detox Abuse Liability & Damage Recovery

People expect any addiction treatment center, sober home, or halfway house to provide a reasonably safe environment so that patients/residents and employees are protected. When this doesn’t happen, people can be hurt due to the addiction treatment center’s negligence.

Liability and Compensation

The company is then liable for any kind of injury that follows from this negligence. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an addiction treatment center, Clark Fountain may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries. Addiction treatment center neglect and abuse personal injury compensation may include:

  • Hospital and Other Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Costs of Future Care

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

Don’t wait to get the justice you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered due to drug rehab negligence, contact Clark Fountain today. Our experienced Florida drug rehab negligence lawyers are ready to provide personalized legal advice and support. Call us at 561-899-2100 or contact us online to schedule your free case review. Let us help you take the first step towards recovery and justice.


What is drug rehab negligence?

Drug rehab negligence occurs when a rehabilitation center fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient.

What are common examples of drug rehab negligence?

Common examples include inadequate care, improper treatment, failure to monitor patients, and not following medical protocols.

How can I prove drug rehab negligence?

Proving negligence requires evidence such as medical records, witness statements, and expert testimony showing that the facility breached the standard of care.

What should I do if I suspect negligence in a drug rehab facility?

Document all incidents, seek medical attention, and consult with a lawyer to discuss your legal options.

Can I file a claim on behalf of a deceased loved one?

Yes, you can file a wrongful death claim if a loved one died due to drug rehab negligence.