Client of Eric Traut Sues Prominent Drug Treatment Center Passages After Alleged Murder and Cover-Up

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An alleged murder and cover-up at drug treatment center

Eric Traut of Traut Firm has filed a new wrongful death suit alleging a murder and cover-up at drug treatment center Passages where, according to court documents, Gregory Link was discovered dead one day into treatment with a bag over his head, bruises and scratches on his body, at the Ventura County CA facility on April 23, 2015, as alleged by wife Lani Link, represented by Eric Traut of Traut Firm, in a new suit filed on March 21, 2016, in the Ventura County Superior Court. [Case No: 56-2016-00479572-VTA

The circumstances leading up to Link’s wrongful death began when Passages allegedly sold Link a service they are not authorized to provide, for anxiety rather than substance abuse, according to court documents. According to the lawsuit, upon arrival at Passages, Gregory Link was placed with a roommate alleged to be known as aggressive and hours later, according to court documents, Link was found dead on his first night in treatment, with a bag over his head and signs of a struggle.

Court documents allege that Passages did not adequately relay the event to authorities, even firing those employees who refused to participate in the cover-up.

Link’s attorney, Eric Traut of Traut Firm, a longtime wrongful death and personal injury attorney, is suing for damages including wrongful death, emotional distress, negligent hiring, fraud, concealment, conspiracy, burial expenses and loss of love, saying, “We filed the case and we hope to be successful.”

ABOUT ERIC V. TRAUT: Eric Traut distinguished himself early as one of the top trial attorneys in Southern California when he was recognized as the youngest winner of the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award in the history of the Orange County Trial Lawyer Association. Eric has handled high-profile cases that have resulted in appearances on Good Morning America, Fox News, Court T.V., and ABC's "Primetime." Eric is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell's, and is among fewer than 100 California attorneys certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist.

ABOUT TRAUT FIRM: Partners of Traut Firm have litigated cases for a combined 59 years, serving as plaintiff’s attorneys primarily in areas of personal injury, legal malpractice, vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.

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