Goldstein, Schmitt & Cambron, PL
June 30th, 2014 @ 11:04 am

Just on a lark I called the law offices of Goldstein, Schmitt & Cambron, PL this morning. They have omnipresent billboards imploring drivers to contact them to help with wrongful death lawsuits, and their web address is, so I thought it might be worth a try. The woman who answered the phone was very […]

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 […]

They Get Away with It All of the Time
January 6th, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

Just after noon on January 6th, 2014, I had a twenty-minute phone call with Marla Rawnsley regarding the death of my mother and the possibility of finding any justice for her. The short answer is, “No.” Marla told me that — based on her extensive review of all of the medical records, and conversations with […]

Scheduling a Call
January 3rd, 2014 @ 8:07 am

I called Marla Rawnsley on my way to work on the morning of Friday, January, 3rd, 2014. We spoke for just a few minutes, long enough for her to tell me that she wasn’t technically back from vacation yet but that she did have some questions she wanted to ask me about mom’s death. We […]

Missed Connections
December 20th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

I received a voice mail from Marla Rawnsley on December 20th, 2013. She attempted to return my call while I was traveling for the holidays and I missed it. Marla said, “Hey David. This is Marla returning your call. It’s about 11:45 here. Uhm, I can be reached here until one o’clock today and then […]

Checking In
December 18th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

I called Marla Rawnsley at ten o’clock while driving to work. Jan the receptionist told me that she was out at lunch and suggested I leave a voice mail, which I did. I said, “Hey, Marla. It’s David Gagne just calling to check in.” I left my phone number twice and asked her to give […]

Double the Frustration
December 12th, 2013 @ 8:08 am

Dealing with two law firms means twice the opportunity to be frustrated. On my drive to work on the morning of December 12, 2013 — 486 days after the death of my mother — I called both Marla Rawnsley and Frank Ashton. I called Marla because on November 25th she told me she’d get back […]

Trying Again
December 11th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

As of December 11th, 2013, it had been over two full weeks since Marla Rawnsley said she’d get back to me in 24 to 48 hours, and just shy of one week since I emailed her to ask for an update. So I called her office to see if I could get her on the […]

Nothing Yet
November 25th, 2013 @ 10:41 am

I called Marla Rawnsley at 7:27 AM PT on my way into the office in late November 2013. Someone named Diane at Pappas, Russell & Rawnsley told me that Marla wouldn’t be in the office until one o’clock, so I set an iPhone reminder for myself to call again at 10:00 AM. I tried again […]

A Quick Call with Marla
November 18th, 2013 @ 8:04 am

I called Marla Rawnsley at 8:04 AM PT on my drive to work on Monday, November 18th, 2013. We spoke for only two minutes, just long enough for her to explain that the first FedEx package I shipped last week had not arrived until after she’d already left the office for the weekend, and the […]