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On March 14, 2011, Ted and Kim Jacques admitted their 20-year-old son Brandon Jacques in Morningside Recovery facility, Newport, for treatment of bulimia and alcoholism. However, on March 31, the management transferred Brandon to another facility, First House detox center, without informing his parents. On April 2, Brandon suffered cardiac arrest and died at Hoag Hospital.
Brandon’s parents claim that First House LLC did not have the license or facilities to treat eating disorders.
Recently, an orange county jury concluded that First House LLC was 80 percent responsible for Brandon’s death and ordered it to pay $10.25 million as compensation to the victim’s family.