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 […]

Primary Concerns
June 21st, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

This afternoon I replied to the email I received yesterday from Kelly Mathis:   Sent: June 21, 2013 @ 01:20 PM PDT Kelly, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not sure I know exactly what you mean when you ask for “bullet points of your other concerns”, so I am going to do […]

Reviewing the Records
June 20th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

This afternoon Kelly Mathis of Mathis & Murphy, P.A. responded to the email I sent him on Monday:   From: Kelly MathisSent: June 20, 2013 @ 12:38 PM PDTSubject: RE: Medical Records Review Status David, I have been reviewing the records. My initial focus is on the respiradal issue. It seems clear that they gave […]

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 <SPhillips@wprclaw.com> Cc: Shand, Laurel <LShand@wprclaw.com> 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 […]

Legal Question
November 26th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

By the end of November 2012, three and a half months after mom died, I was completely fed up with the lack of communication between me and my lawyer. Finding a lawyer willing to handle the case in the first place was like pulling teeth, and now that I was back in Los Angeles it […]

Halifax Pathology Associates, PA
November 9th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

Mom had an outstanding balance of $1,375.02 with Halifax Pathology Associates, PA, the company that handles — as far as I can tell — the billing for blood analysis (and nothing else) done at Halifax Hospital. That total covers six tests done on January 20th, five tests done on January 21st, three tests done on […]

Rxperts Pharmacy Bill
September 17th, 2012 @ 11:14 am

I sent the following email to attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on September 17th, 2012. I attached a photocopy of the bill I received from Rxperts Pharmacy, which was postmarked September 13th, 2012.   Hey Steve, I received a bill from Rxperts Pharmacy (attached) for $1320.28. (1) It shows a line item […]

Pulmonary Thromboembolism Associated with Risperidone
September 11th, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

I sent this email to attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on September 11th, 2012: Dear Steve, I asked Dr. Wolf if she would share her email address with me and she said that she would not. She said that because of the state of Florida’s broad and liberal public records laws, she […]