December 12th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

Just before eleven o’clock in the morning of December 12th, 2013, Marla Rawnsley replied to my email from December 5th:   From: Rawnsley, Marla To: Gagne, David Subject: RE: Kathleen Gagne Sent: December 12, 2013 10:51 AM Dear David, I have reviewed all the medicals you sent me but did not find the Autopsy report […]

Medical Records and Documentation
November 14th, 2013 @ 10:28 am

  From: Gagne, David To: Rawnsley, Marla Subject: Kathleen A. Gagne / Medical Records and Documentation Sent: November 14, 2013 10:28 AM Dear Marla, Yesterday I completed the process of photocopying and shipping to you all of the medical records, receipts, bills, reports, charts, forms, notices, faxes, and other assorted paperwork related to the last […]

Sending Medical Records (Again)
November 8th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

  From: Gagne, David To: Rawnsley, Marla Subject: Kathleen A. Gagne Documents Sent: November 8, 2013 10:05 AM Dear Marla, Attached to this email is a zip file containing almost all of the medical records, forms, and other documents related to the last year of my mother’s life. There are about forty documents inside this […]

Sending Medical Records via Email
October 30th, 2013 @ 11:11 am

  From: Gagne, David To: Burke, Pat; Ashton, Frank Subject: Kathleen A. Gagne: Medical Records, etc. Sent: October 30, 2013 10:57 AM Dear Frank and Patricia, I have copies of my mother’s medical records from Woodland Terrace, Halifax Hospital, and several other facilities. Would you like me to email these to you? The majority of […]

Documents to be signed
February 8th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

On Friday, February 8th, 2013 I received the following email (with three attachments) from the legal assistant to our new lawyer:   David: Attached please find three separate documents that we will be filing with the Court in Volusia County. Two are for your signature and one is for your sister’s signature. Please see the […]

Social Security Disability
October 16th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

I called Shay Murphy from the Florida Department of Health again this morning. Unlike yesterday I actually managed to get her on the phone, and she seemed to be a very sweet and caring person. We spoke for twenty-four minutes, and she explained to me how she had been unable to convince anyone at Halifax […]

Calling Social Security
September 13th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

I just called Jessica Srinivasan of the Port Orange, Florida Social Security office. I was calling to tell her that at nine o’clock this morning I visited the West Los Angeles Social Security office. There I gave Mr. Vasquez my mother’s death certificate and my birth certificate, which he copied and then faxed to her. […]

Certification of Death
September 11th, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

When I got home from work tonight I found an envelope from J.E. Cusack Mortuary. Inside was a two-page Certification of Death from the State of Florida Office of Vital Statistics. It’s very official. It’s printed on water-marked paper which looks like it would be nearly impossible to forge. My mom is listed as the […]

September 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

My sister sent me an email with information about some of what she’s been handling: Hi, David. Debbie Meadows from ChamberlinEdmonds in Orlando called me […]. She said that Medicaid is waiting on Social Security who is waiting for the death certificate. I told her I knew that Social Security was waiting for the death […]

The Process
August 30th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

It only took Dr. Allen Cusack about five minutes to reply to my email. He said: Good Afternoon, We are still awaiting a response from Dr. Peele, which I should have before the close of business today. As soon as he signs off, we will have the cremation completed and will send your mother to […]