Federal court officially dismisses patient dumping suit

LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge has officially dismissed a lawsuit alleging officials at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas violated a patient's civil rights by putting him on a bus to California after his discharge.

The suit stemmed out of "patient dumping" allegations made against the psychiatric hospital which came under fire for sending patients out-of-state. The suit was on behalf of patient James Flavy Coy Brown.

At the end of June, the U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit, giving Brown two weeks to file an amendment complaint. That amendment complaint was never filed.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada plans to appeal the decision.


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