March 16th, 2016 @ 7:56 am

In which I attempt to get mom’s story heard …

Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.

Detective Whittier
February 11th, 2014 @ 7:47 am

Just before eight o’clock on the morning of February 11th, 2014, I tried calling Detective Whittier of the Deland Police Department. He had gotten in touch with me immediately after mom died, primarily because — he said — it was so unusual that Woodland Terrace had not provided the paramedics who took her to the […]

Status Update?
January 30th, 2014 @ 9:20 am

  From: Gagne, David To: Ashton, Frank Cc: Schenkel, Kim Subject: Status Update? Sent: January 30, 2014 9:20 AM Dear Mr. Ashton, Can you please tell me if there is any sort of status update you can give me about the death of my mother? It’s been 535 days since she died and it still […]

Any News?
September 18th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  From: David Gagne To: Katie Perez Subject: Re: Status Sent: September 18, 2013 @ 10:45 AM PDT Hey, Katie, Have you received copies of mom’s medical records from Florida Hospital Deland (Fish Memorial) that you requested on September 5th? Is there any way you could ask the external counsel working on the case for […]

HIPAA Authorization for DCF
July 29th, 2013 @ 11:21 am

  From: Katie Perez @ K.B. Mathis, P.A. To: David V. Gagne Sent: July 29, 2013 @ 10:57 AM PDT Mr. Gagne: Based on our conversation today, I would like to try to get records from DCF. It is a long shot since they are not a medical provider, but I would like to try. […]

July 23rd, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

  From: David V. Gagne To: Kally Mathis, Katie Perez @ Mathis & Murphy, P.A. Sent: July 23, 2013 @ 09:49 PM PDT This is an awful story. But not a surprise to me. I called DCF because I was scared about my mom. The day after they visited her at Woodland Terrace, she was […]

Re: Updates
September 11th, 2012 @ 10:33 am

My sister sent me an email with answers to some of my questions from yesterday: Hey, David. […] Mom needed to be eligible for Social Security Disability to be eligible for Medicaid. They are separate, but somehow one predicates the other. ChamberlinEdmonds is the company that works through Halifax to assist people in getting Medicaid […]

Medicaid – Approved for Kathleen Gagne
September 10th, 2012 @ 10:42 am

On August 27th, 2012 — two weeks after she died, and after nine months of trying — the State of Florida Department of Children and Families finally approved my mother’s application for Medicaid. On the afternoon of September 10th, I sent this email to my attorney, Steve Phillips, of Pincus & Currier, LLP: Steve, After […]

Updating Investigator Brown
August 13th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

I called Investigator Brown from the Florida Department of Children and Families. 1 He had previously told me that I would never hear from him again regarding his investigation, but I thought it might make sense to provide him with the additional information that my mother is now dead. I called the number on my […]