What the girl got was isolation and violence at the Island View Residential Treatment Center. She ended up with a broken arm, which could bother her for the rest of her life.
Neither the family or the girl was given any advice of the type of treatment center Island View is. It is basically a level 3 lockdown suited for the most severe and violent teenagers. There is little freedom and isolation from family and friends back home.
The family has sued both the treatment center and the Dr. Phil show for the damages.
- Parents Say Dr. Phil Exploited Their Troubled Teenage Daughter (Court House News)
- Family sues Dr. Phil, Utah treatment center (Deseret News)