Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man's death
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store’s owner and employees.
Family members say in a lawsuit filed this week that the center’s owner led the 64-year-old Toledo man who died in May to believe she was a licensed naturopathic doctor.
But the family’s attorney says Charmaine Bassett had no legitimate training and made bogus claims about being certified in holistic treatment methods.
The attorney says Bassett didn’t directly treat Ted Grachek in the weeks before he died but instructed employees how to handle his illness.
An attorney who has represented Bassett in the past but hasn’t yet been retained in the lawsuit says it seems clear Grachek consciously sought treatment at the healing center.