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Woman who sought voluntary treatment at Behavioral Hospital claims she was held against her will

Lawsuits

By Marian Johns | Jan 9, 2020

Justicescale

HOUSTON — A woman who voluntarily sough treatment at Behavioral Hospital claims she was kept their against her will while trying to leave the facility. 

Lisa Lents filed a complaint  Dec. 23 in the Harris County District Court against Behavioral Health Management LLC doing business as Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire, Jamal Rafique, MD and others alleging gross negligence, assault and unlawful restraint and imprisonment.

Lents sought voluntary treatment at Behavioral Hospital on Dec. 30, 2017 and alleges that later that day when she tried to leave the facility, she was kept against her will. She claims Behavioral Hospital used "manipulation, coercion and physical force" to keep her at the hospital. She also claims they failed to provide her with her regular medications causing her to have withdrawal and subjected her to unnecessary medical tests.

Lents seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Matthew Mussalli of The Mussalli Law Firm in The Woodlands. 

Harris County District Court case number 2019-89860

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