Lubin & Meyer Case Prompts CBS News Investigation of Aversive Shock Therapy
Broadcast by CBS Evening News, August 5, 2014
The CBS Evening News featured an investigative report on the use of aversion shock therapy at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. The report was prompted by Lubin & Meyer’s case representing a former patient of the facility, Jennifer Msumba, who is suing the Rotenberg Center.
View the CBS Coverage below:
Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders
Benjamin Novotny is the attorney representing Msumba, who also represented the family of Andre McCollins in a trial earlier this year regarding the shock treatments. Disturbing video played at the trial of McCollins being restrained and shocked 31 times, helped to turn the tide and led to an FDA hearing on the use of the controversial treatement. The FDA Advisory Panel recommended to ban the treatment, and a final decision is pending from the FDA. The Judge Rotenberg Center is the only facility in the nation that still uses aversion shock treatment. (More on McCollins trial here.)
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