How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

Podcasts
March 16th, 2016 @ 7:56 am

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

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 […]

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 […]

Still Looking for Answers
December 13th, 2013 @ 8:57 am

In the middle of December 2013, I made another trip to the local FedEx office to photocopy and fax a copy of mom’s autopsy report for Marla Rawnsley of Pappas, Russell, & Rawnsley. Then I sent her the following email:   From: Gagne, David To: Rawnsley, Marla Subject: Kathleen A. Gagne Sent: December 13, 2013 […]

Another Desperate Plea
December 5th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

  From: Gagne, David To: Rawnsley, Marla Subject: Kathleen Gagne Sent: December 5, 2013 11:55 AM Dear Marla, Good afternoon. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I was wondering if you’d yet had a chance to review all of the documentation I sent you regarding the untimely death my mother. It’s now been 479 […]

Risperdal on The Daily Show
December 5th, 2013 @ 9:55 am

Last night on The Daily Show there was a segment about the Johnson & Johnson case I mentioned a few weeks ago. Jon Stewart noted how absurd it was that a corporation could simply “get away” with bribing doctors to prescribe useless and / or harmful medications to the elderly, disabled, and children. At one […]

Flabbergasted.
November 5th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

  From: Gagne, David To: Ashton, Frank Cc: Burke, Pat; Schenkel, Kim Subject: Risperdal in the News Sent: November 5, 2013 12:41 PM Dear Mr. Ashton, et.al., I was wondering if you were aware of the recent settlement between Johnson & Johnson and the federal government regarding the improper / unethical prescription of the drug Risperdal. This […]

Risperdal News
November 4th, 2013 @ 9:07 am

Health care manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations over allegations that they marketed three drugs for uses that were never approved, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday in Washington. The settlements also cover claims that the companies gave “kickbacks” to physicians […]