Mother of teen who died sues Unity Center for $13M

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a Portland teen who died by suicide shortly after medical staff allegedly evaluated and released him from the Unity Center for Behavioral Health has filed a $13 million lawsuit against two of the organizations that operate the center. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Leila Mesch’s lawsuit lists Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University as defendants, alleging they are negligent for the death of 18-year-old Jacob Mesch. Legacy Health spokesman Brian Terrett declined comment because of the pending litigation. OHSU spokeswoman Tamara Hargens-Bradley also declined comment, citing patient privacy laws.