Kearney couple wins lawsuit after son dies in rehab facility
KEARNEY (AP) - A Kearney couple has won more than $10 million in a lawsuit against a California rehabilitation facility where their 20-year-old son died.
KCTV-TV reports that Ted and Kim Jacques were awarded $10.25 million in a wrongful death lawsuit after their son, Brandon Jacques, died of cardiac arrest at the First House facility due to an electrolyte imbalance from "unabated" binging and purging.
First House In California was the third facility that the couple sent their son to after he began drinking heavily to off-set his bulimia. The Park University student initially spent 30 days at the Sober Way home in Arizona. As recommended by the facility, Jacques was transferred for more intense treatment at a center in California, where he was not allowed to make phone calls. That facility suggested another transfer to the First House where the student died.