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 to Dr. Wolf, so now I just need to get her another $500.00 and I’ll have completely paid for the autopsy.

It’s been at least a month now that we’ve been waiting for them to get you the records, and I’m starting to really freak out.

Last Sunday was three months, and I still haven’t managed to make it through an entire day without breaking down at least once. She was only 63 and she didn’t need to die. It’s just so unfair. I begged them, and they hung up on me.

Note: Mr. Phillips did not reply to this email (or repeated phone calls) until December 5th, 2012.