Additional Records Requests
May 9th, 2013 @ 10:51 am

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:   Dear Jennifer, 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 […]

Trust, But Verify
April 11th, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

NPR just posted a story with the headline Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs. If you have followed any part of my mother’s story for the last year or two, you know that I firmly believe this to be true. Nobody anywhere should ever blindly trust a doctor. Doctors […]

Finalizing the Autopsy
December 13th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

In the middle of December, 2012, I sent the following email to attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP:   From: Gagne, David To: Phillips, Steve <> Cc: Shand, Laurel <> Subject: Re: Gagne – Status Update? Sent: December 13, 2012 1:03 PM Steve, re: I will call you after I have the results […]

Autopsy Results
December 8th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

Early in December of 2012, I was walking around Beverly Hills — window-shopping and carrying my son — when my phone rang. It was Dr. Wolf. She asked if I had time to talk and I apologized and said that I couldn’t because I had my hands full. I asked her if she could call […]

Autopsy Update
December 6th, 2012 @ 10:11 am

On the morning of December 6th, 2012, I received a phone call from Elaine, who said she was the assistant to Dr. Barbara Wolf. Elaine called to tell me that Dr. Wolf had received the final payment I made for the autopsy she performed on mom and that she should have the toxicology results soon, […]

Finally, A Reply
December 5th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

On December 5th of 2012, Attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP finally replied to my emails and voice messages. He wrote:   David, Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. I have been waiting to hear from Dr. Wolf regarding the toxicology report and kept putting off responding to you thinking she was […]

Calling Dr. Wolf
December 4th, 2012 @ 8:49 am

On my way to work on the morning of December 4th, 2012, I tried calling Dr. Barbara Wolf, the District Five Medical Examiner. I wanted to see if she had heard from attorney Steve Phillips, since I have not had any communication with him since an email he sent me on November 8th. The woman […]

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 […]

Communication Breakdown?
November 1st, 2012 @ 11:20 am

As of today, November 1st, 2012, it’s been a full three weeks since I last heard from Steve Phillips, the attorney from Pincus & Currier LLP who is helping me deal with mom’s case. I sent him this email just now, and in it I included my previous two (unanswered) emails:   Hey Steve, I’m […]

Volusia Hospitalist LLC
November 1st, 2012 @ 9:45 am

I am slowly and methodically working my way through a huge stack of bills and other paperwork for mom. This morning I found a statement from Volusia Hospitalist LLC dated 03/08/2012. The statement shows the name Mohammad Khan, MD and seems to be for services rendered on January 20th, 24th, and 26th, and February 29th. […]