Is there anything I can do?
September 4th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

I sent this email to attorney Steve Phillips on the afternoon of September 4th, 2012: Hey Steve, Are you waiting for anything from me right now? Is there anything I can do at all right now? Did you get a chance to read any of the articles I posted about the class-action settlement against Johnson […]

August 31st, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

A friend of mine sent me a link with some recent news about Risperdal: Risperdal, Anti-Psychotic Medication and Elder Care in Oregon On Thursday, August 30th, Oregon was one of 36 states, as well as Washington, D.C., that settled a case with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over improper marketing of Risperdal. A federal government […]

Oregon Risperdal Settlement
August 31st, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

I sent this note to attorney Steven Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP at the end of August, 2012:   The consumer protection settlement announced this morning is based on a long-running investigation into whether Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, paid kickbacks to providers to use the drug for unapproved purposes […]

Risperidone 0.5MG
August 20th, 2012 @ 9:23 am

About a week after she died, I contacted the corporate office of the pharmaceutical company which supplied drugs to Woodland Terrace, the assisted living facility where mom had been placed. I received an email from them three days later, which included a copy of mom’s (partial) pharmacy bill for August. It detailed that she was […]

Fulfilled Order for Risperidone
August 17th, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

At 3:42 PM EDT I received a phone call from (847) 241-3200, an Illinois phone number. It was Mary in the billing department at RxPerts Pharmacy. I gave her my last name and my mother’s name and she was happy to discuss my mother’s bill with me. I did not inform her that my mother […]

Re: A Trip to the ER
August 16th, 2012 @ 5:35 am

Four days after my mother’s death, Michelle Cofano, the Registered Nurse Specialist at the Department of Elder Affairs — also known as C.A.R.E.S. — replied to the email I sent her asking for help. She said: Hey David, Below is the information you requested: There is a program within the Department of Elder Affairs called: […]

All About Risperdal
August 14th, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

Here are some notes about Risperdal, the drug prescribed to my mom by Dr. Mossler — a psychiatrist who saw my mom only one time — exactly one week ago, which I declined, and which — when I learned they were ignoring me and administering to her anyway — I begged and pleaded with them […]

A Call from Dr. Hermann
August 14th, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

I received a phone call 1 from Dr. Marie Hermann, the chief medical examiner of Volusia County. I quickly — quickly — gave her a summary of the events of the last week and told her that I couldn’t understand why Bob Burch would be so adamant that her office would not perform an autopsy. […]

Warner and Warner
August 14th, 2012 @ 7:30 am

Two days after my mother died, I had a very long phone call with a nurse paralegal named Charlene Sorensen from the law firm of Warner & Warner. She told me that I needed to get in touch with Dr. Peele regarding the autopsy. She said the smartest thing to do would be to send […]

Volusia County Medical Examiner
August 13th, 2012 @ 9:39 am

I called * the Volusia County Medical Examiner using the number I was given by the nurse at Fish Memorial Hospital. 1 (Their automated message — press one for this, press two for that — is insufferably long, and includes a letter-by-letter enunciation of their web address: which takes a long, long time.) A […]