We have filed a statewide class action lawsuit in Michigan against Wellpath, Inc., a nationwide, for-profit jail health care administrator regarding their established corporate policies and practices that cut people off previously prescribed psychotropic medications to treat serious mental health conditions. The lawsuit alleges that Wellpath knowingly established and maintains policies that deprive people of their prescription psyche medications upon intake into county jails, causing extremely dangerous and harmful discontinuity of care for detainee-inmates with known mental health conditions.
It is well known in the correctional care industry, among mental health professionals, and obvious to the common sense of ordinary citizens that cutting people off previously prescribed psychotropic medications creates a serious risk of bodily harm, including physical injury, suicide attempts, clinical decompensation, psychological trauma, and conscious mental and emotional suffering, anguish, distress, and fear.
We believe that Wellpath’s practices must stop, and mental health care treatments must be maintained for county jail inmates—at least until a qualified mental health professional has conducted an adequate evaluation to determine the clinical necessity of continuing psychotropic treatment in the correctional setting.
Wellpath is believed to operate in at least the following county jails and lockups in Michigan:
Alger County - Allegan County - Arenac County - Bay County - Berrien County - Chippewa County -Clare County -Delta County - Dickinson County - Gogebic County - Grand Traverse County - Isabella County - Lenawee County - Mackinac County - Macomb County - Marquette County - Muskegon County - Newaygo County - Oakland County -Ogemaw County - Ottawa County - Schoolcraft County - Tuscola County - Washtenaw County -Wayne County
Liddle & Dubin, P.C. is a Michigan law firm which has handled many class action cases. You can learn more about your rights by completing the form below.
If you or a loved one was incarcerated in a Michigan County Jail, and was denied psychotropic medications by Wellpath, and are interested in receiving a free consultation regarding this issue, please feel free to fill out the form below, and/or contact us at 313-392-0015.