Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yet Another HIPAA Release
October 25th, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  From: Burke, Pat <burke@jaxlegal.net> To: Gagne, David Subject: Document in ProLaw Sent: October 25, 2013 7:50 AM Mr. Gagne, We are in the process of obtaining some additional medical records regarding your Mother, Kathleen Gagne, but we don’t have any signed authorizations for release of information. Would you please sign only the attached authorization […]

Any News?
September 18th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  From: David Gagne To: Katie Perez Subject: Re: Status Sent: September 18, 2013 @ 10:45 AM PDT Hey, Katie, Have you received copies of mom’s medical records from Florida Hospital Deland (Fish Memorial) that you requested on September 5th? Is there any way you could ask the external counsel working on the case for […]

Legal Aid
August 7th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

  From: Snipes, Shane To: Gagne, David Subject: Re: Legal Aid Sent: August 7, 2013 11:39 AM Thank you for reaching out. I work with some of the best attorneys in the state and are able to get you one on one with someone as fast as possible. David, if you can give me a […]

EMS Report
July 25th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

  From: Katie Perez, legal assistant to Kelly Mathis To: David V. Gagne Sent: July 25, 2013 @ 08:09 AM PDT Mr. Gagne: Attached is a copy of your Mother’s rescue report received from the DeLand Fire Department for your review. Thank you, Katie Perez attachment: Recs – DeLand FD.pdf   Notes: The EMS dispatcher […]