Old and Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem in Nursing Homes
December 8th, 2014 @ 10:50 am

This just makes me want to scream and cry. There’s a whole story today at NPR about how nursing homes are illegally — literally criminally — over-medicating patients with the exact same drug that killed mom. Check it out: Old and Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem in Nursing Homes And I can’t get anyone at […]

Order to Show Cause
August 16th, 2014 @ 8:19 am

So … out of the blue I received an “Order to Show Cause” from the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Volusia County’s Probate Division. The document states that, “nothing has been filed to adequately respond to the Court’s Order dated 6/03/2014.” I have no idea what that Court Order could have been; I never received […]

Are You Over 25?
May 20th, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

If it wasn’t so insultingly, tragically, horribly awful, it would almost be funny how quickly a lawyer will jump off the phone with you once you say you’re over 25. You see, there’s some fantastic law in the State of Florida that prohibits anyone over the age of 25 from financially “benefiting” from the death […]

Medical Records
May 20th, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

On Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2:34 PM, Kelly Mathis of Mathis & Murphy, P.A. emailed James B. Morrison of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., the law firm representing Woodland Terrace with a subject line of Estate of Kathleen Gagne:   Mr. Morrison, Please advise when we will receive the records for the above […]

Sisyphus
May 14th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

At 10:08 AM I called Mathis & Murphy again in another attempt to speak to Kelly Mathis. Good ol’ Candace answered the phone and I said it was me calling again. She sounded happy to hear from me and told me she was going to check to see if he was back from lunch. After […]

Out to Lunch
May 14th, 2013 @ 8:49 am

At 8:42 AM on May 14th, 2013 — about an hour after my previous attempt — I called Mathis & Murphy to try to get in touch with Kelly Mathis. Candace answered the phone and I said, “Hi, Candace. It’s David Gagne again.” Candace said, “Kelly has just gone to lunch. I’m sorry.” I said, […]

The Widening Gyre
May 14th, 2013 @ 7:52 am

Since Kelly Mathis didn’t respond to the message I left on his voice mail yesterday, I called Mathis & Murphy at 7:38 AM today, Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. Candace answered the phone and I reminded her of our call. “Hi, Candace. This is David Gagne. We spoke yesterday when I called looking for Jennifer Workman.” […]

Inconceivable
May 13th, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

I called Mathis & Murphy on May 13th, 2013 at 1:30pm to speak with Jennifer Workman and — fingers crossed — hopefully get an update on the status of acquiring mom’s medical records. A lovely woman named Candace answered the phone. I assume she’s a receptionist; she’s answered the phone almost every time I’ve called. […]

No News
May 10th, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

I called Jennifer at Mathis & Murphy at one o’clock this afternoon hoping for some good news. The receptionist who answered the phone said that Jennifer was out of the office for the day. I thanked her and told her I would just call again on Monday.

Touching Base
May 8th, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

I called Jennifer at Mathis & Murphy this afternoon. She told me she had touched base with Nicole at the office of the attorney for Woodland Terrace. Nicole told her that she had submitted the paperwork, and Jennifer asked Nicole if it would be okay for her to touch base each day until we have […]