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Lawsuit targets methadone clinic for driver’s actions in fatal Carlton County crash

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Tom Olsen

Forum News Service

Vanessa Brigan was sentenced to six years in prison after she admitted that she injected methadone directly into her bloodstream — against doctors’ orders — before causing an October 2012 traffic accident that killed two Carlton County workers.

Now, the Brainerd clinic that gave Brigan the take-home dose of the drug, a treatment for her morphine addiction, finds itself at the center of a legal battle.

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