About a week after she died, I contacted the corporate office of the pharmaceutical company which supplied drugs to Woodland Terrace, the assisted living facility where mom had been placed. I received an email from them three days later, which included a copy of mom’s (partial) pharmacy bill for August. It detailed that she was billed $223.05 for sixty 0.5MG tablets of risperidone, the drug which Woodland Terrace insisted they didn’t her, after refusing to tell me if they were giving it to her, after asking for my permission to give it to her, after Fish Memorial Hospital told me she was being administered it.
An attorney told me — in early 2014 — that records I later obtained from Woodland Terrace (which I firmly believe were either grossly and typically incorrect and / or altered) indicated that mom was only given this drug twice.
From: Zifkin, Laurie
To: Gagne, David
Subject: (No Subject)
Sent: August 20, 2012 12:23 PM ET
Dear Mr. Gagne,
Per your request of Mary Arellano, I am attaching the most current pharmacy statement for Kathleen Gagne.
Should you need anything further, please feel free to call.
Laurie Zifkin, Billing Dept.
Rxperts Management – Corporate Office