From: Kelly Mathis
To: David Gagne
Cc: Bechtold, Jill <JBechtold@mathislaw.net>
Subject: RE: Kathleen A. Gagne
Sent: December 27, 2012 @ 08:51 AM PST
This does look like something we would like to explore further to find out for sure if there was improper care by the nursing home.
The first thing we would like to do is to try to get the records from the nursing home. We may need to set up an estate to do that and for any potential suit. I am assuming that an Estate was not previously set up. Did your mother have a will? I assume from our conversation that your mother was not married at the time of her demise.
If we need to set up an estate there will be some costs involved in that. We would like for you to advance the court filing fee for the estate.
I assume that the attorney you spoke with prior has not done anything at all. However, you would need to notify him in writing (email would be fine) that his services are no longer desired and we would need you to sign some paperwork with our firm.
I have copied my partner, Jill Bechtold, who will be working on this with me so that you will have an additional contact here.