Yesterday I told Jennifer at Mathis & Murphy that I would send her copies of some questions I had asked Jill. I sent her this email this morning:
During our phone call yesterday I mentioned that I had previously asked Jill about obtaining my mother’s medical records from Fish Memorial Hospital, Halifax Hospital, and (potentially) the paramedics company which transported her from Woodland Terrace to the hospital on the day of her death. (I asked Jill this in an email on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 sent at 10:14 AM Pacific time.)
Here is the relevant paragraph from that email:
I’d also like to know if it is possible to acquire my mother’s medical records from Fish Memorial Hospital Deland. (She was there less than 48 hours before her death, and — of course — that is also where she was sent by Woodland Terrace the day she died.) Can we get any documentation from the paramedics company that transported her to the hospital on the day she died? (We still do not know if anyone attempted at Woodland Terrace attempted to revive her or if they simply called the paramedics; or if the paramedics made any attempt to revive her, etc.)
I detailed some other major concerns of mine in an email sent to Jill on March 8th, 2013 at 9:17 AM Pacific:
I am just now realizing that I was told repeatedly by Dr. Wolf and by Attorney Phillips that Dr. Wolf would not be able to finalize my mother’s autopsy until and unless she received copies of my mother’s medical records from Woodland Terrace. To the best of my knowledge she was never given those records, and yet she did finalize the autopsy.
This discrepancy is troubling me very much. Does this mean that the autopsy Dr. Wolf provided should be considered incomplete and / or inconclusive?
I have always had questions about what happened between when exactly my mother was found “unresponsive” and when she arrived at the hospital. And I have always questioned why Nurse Alvis told me that she was not able to detail what happened during that time because — she told me — she was busy preparing paperwork and my mother’s chart to go to the hospital, yet everyone at the hospital who spoke with me stressed that they received no paperwork or information at all whatsoever with my mother.
Detective Whittier of the Deland Police Department had questions about all this, too, and seemed at first to be very engaged in determining what had happened. But after a week or two he simply completely stopped responding to my phone calls and I was never able to get in touch with him again.
David Vincent Gagne