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August 31st, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

A friend of mine sent me a link with some recent news about Risperdal: Risperdal, Anti-Psychotic Medication and Elder Care in Oregon On Thursday, August 30th, Oregon was one of 36 states, as well as Washington, D.C., that settled a case with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over improper marketing of Risperdal. A federal government […]

Oregon Risperdal Settlement
August 31st, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

I sent this note to attorney Steven Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP at the end of August, 2012:   The consumer protection settlement announced this morning is based on a long-running investigation into whether Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, paid kickbacks to providers to use the drug for unapproved purposes […]

The Process
August 30th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

It only took Dr. Allen Cusack about five minutes to reply to my email. He said: Good Afternoon, We are still awaiting a response from Dr. Peele, which I should have before the close of business today. As soon as he signs off, we will have the cremation completed and will send your mother to […]

Death Certificate
August 29th, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

Here is an email I sent to the first lawyer who was helping me deal with things after mom died. Obtaining a copy of her death certificate was — like seemingly everything else — a huge pain:   From: Gagne, David To: Phillips, Steve <> Subject: Death Certificate Sent: August 29, 2012 1:44 AM ET […]

August 29th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

At the end of August 2012, I sent this email to the woman who helped so much with mom:   Dear [redacted], At the beginning of August we received a notice from Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic which said that it is time for Paprika to receive a dental exam. (It was actually scheduled for August 12th, […]

Death Certificate
August 28th, 2012 @ 9:13 am

Dr. Allen Cusack of Cusack Mortuary emailed me this morning: Hello Mr. Gagne, I hope all is as well with you as possible. I also hope the memorial service went well and helped provide your much needed closure. I just wanted to make contact with you that Dr. Wolf has agreed to sign your mother’s […]

Social Security Disability
August 27th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

My sister sent me an email regarding mom’s Social Security: The woman who has been working on Mom’s Social Security Disability claim is Jessica Srinivasan out of the Port Orange office. Mom’s last Social Security Retirement payment is the one we received in August 2012 because it pays a month behind (the August payment is […]

Contracts, etc.
August 27th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

I sent this email to attorney Steven Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on August 27th, 2012 at 12:27 pm:   Hey Steve, We are in the middle of packing everything for our return to LA first thing tomorrow morning. I did have a couple of questions about the contracts you sent. Is it okay […]

Assorted Facts
August 24th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

While my little sister was working on writing mom’s obituary, she brainstormed and put together a list of assorted facts about her. She emailed me this: She was part of the second generation of her family to be born in the United States. She was born in Providence, RI, to Anne and Vincent Albanese on […]

Fee agreement and related documents
August 24th, 2012 @ 11:09 am

  From: Steven Phillips <> To: Gagne, David Subject: Fee agreement and related documents Sent: August 24, 2012 11:09 AM David, Attached are the following: Intake information page Our firm’s standard Contingency Fee Agreement Client’s Bill of Rights Medical Authorization release Please fill out the intake sheet with your contact information with your mom’s date […]