Lawsuits Filed This Week Against Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health

(Salem) Two lawsuits were filed this week against Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health.

The suits filed in Dent County accuse the Salem facility of malpractice and fraud after two individuals died from overdoses who were in the center’s care.

Ramon Kerr died July 27th of last year and Tyler Helm died August 24th of 2018.

The lawsuits say both allegedly died from a fatal combination of drugs provided to them by staff of Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health.

The lawsuits also accuse the center in Salem of failure to properly train staff or employing adequate staff.

Family of the two who died are seeking compensation for expenses related to their deaths along with punitive damages.

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health provides treatment for those suffering from chemical dependencies, emotional problems, psychiatric disorders and other crisis situations.

Besides Salem, they have locations in Cuba, Farmington, Piedmont, Pilot Knob and Potosi.