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Lawsuit filed against drug rehab center in death

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CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) - The grandmother of a West Tennessee teen who died shortly after being released from a Dickson County drug rehabilitation center has filed a lawsuit.

According to The Tennessean, the $14.5 million lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the New Life Lodge in Burns. In it, Charity Comage of Brownsville contends her 18-year-old grandson Savon Kinney died last year after being put on an antipsychotic drug, but not properly monitored for its effects.

Records show Kinny was 1 of 3 New Life Lodge patients to die within a 15-month period.

The state shut down the center, but let it reopen later, allowing a reduced number of patients, all of them adults.

Center management did not directly address the lawsuit in a prepared statement Wednesday, saying it had been "fully audited."

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