Thursday, March 12, 2015
Federal lawsuit: KY. courts discriminate against addicts - Cincinnati.com
The 38-year-old Floyd nurse has filed a federal lawsuit in Pikeville in Eastern Kentucky, claiming that the Kentucky court system is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by prohibiting her use of medicine such as methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.
"It keeps going on, and it's a huge mistake," said Watson's physician, Dr. Stephen Lamb, reached by phone Tuesday.
The complaint names the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts – claiming the court system's Monitored Conditional Release program has wrongfully interfered with the right of individuals to be treated by Kentucky physicians.