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Re: Status Update?
November 30th, 2012 @ 11:15 am

Just before lunch on November 30th, 2012, I sent the following email to Steve Phillips, my attorney:   Dear Steve, I’m starting to get very concerned. I haven’t heard from you in over three weeks, though I’ve emailed and called. Is something wrong? Dr. Wolf should have received the final payment for the autopsy today, […]

Legal Question
November 26th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

By the end of November 2012, three and a half months after mom died, I was completely fed up with the lack of communication between me and my lawyer. Finding a lawyer willing to handle the case in the first place was like pulling teeth, and now that I was back in Los Angeles it […]

Calling Steve
November 26th, 2012 @ 9:07 am

I called Steve Phillips on the morning of November 26th, 2012 while driving to work. He didn’t answer the phone, so I left him a voice mail asking him to return my call. I said that I was just looking for any kind of update on what is happening, and I left him my phone […]

November 22nd, 2012 @ 7:30 am

Today is our first Thanksgiving without mom. One Thanksgiving twenty years ago — maybe twenty-five? — she made a batch of amazing candied yams. I think she screwed up the recipe somehow, added too much brown sugar or left them in the oven too long, something like that. I thought they were the best thing […]

Nelnet, Inc.
November 20th, 2012 @ 10:37 am

Mom went back to college in 1994, and received a BA from the University of Central Florida in 1998 at the age of fifty. She was justifiably quite proud of this accomplishment, and my sister and I were very proud of her, too. She owed just under $9,000 in student loans when she died. I […]

Re: Status Update?
November 15th, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

On November 15th, 2012, at about two-thirty in the afternoon, I sent this email to Steve Phillips, of Pincus & Currier, LLP, the attorney working with me regarding the death of my mother: Dear Steve, Any update? Is there anything at all that I can do to help? I was able to send another $500.00 […]

C.E. Bunnell and Associates
November 15th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

I’m always a little surprised when I can find no official website related to a company. As far as I can tell, C.E. Bunnell and Associates does not have a website at all. I’m not sure who they are or what they do, but I have a bill here from them to mom. The statement […]

Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices
November 13th, 2012 @ 10:15 am

I found a collection letter sent to mom from Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices dated July 24, 2012. The bill is for $2,712.30 and shows Florida Hospital Deland as the payee. There is a “debt number” on the bill that matches the one on the bill from North American Credit Services, Inc., the place I […]

North American Credit Services, Inc.
November 13th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

This morning I found a bill for mom from North American Credit Services, Inc., a collection agency. The bill is for $2,169.84 for service performed at Florida Hospital Deland — also known as Fish Memorial — on December 2, 2011. The date on the statement is 06/20/12. I called the number on the statement and […]

Halifax Pathology Associates, PA
November 9th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

Mom had an outstanding balance of $1,375.02 with Halifax Pathology Associates, PA, the company that handles — as far as I can tell — the billing for blood analysis (and nothing else) done at Halifax Hospital. That total covers six tests done on January 20th, five tests done on January 21st, three tests done on […]