A professor of internal medicine at a US medical school flunked multiple major conventional medicine treatments for her progressive multiple sclerosis. She relearned her biochemistry and designed her own nutritional treatment and added neuromuscular electrical stimulation resulting in freedom from wheelchairs. How many physicians have heard about Terry Wahls so they can recommend this approach to their newly and previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis patients ?
The Wall Street Journal on May 1, 2015 had a front page article titled “Small Number of Drugs Drive Big Medicare Bill”. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s multiple sclerosis drug Copasone was one of the more expensive products.
This is a prime example of why I do not support Medicare Part D. I find that there are outstanding reasons to follow Terry Wahl’s lead to look back to nature and our own biochemistry to find solutions to the majority of health problems our fellow humans face. By the time someone has followed conventional practitioners advice to the bitter end, their health has often not permitted them to remain employed and they cannot afford the costs of the healthier diets.
To effect change, we need citizens to become involved in the process where by research grant moneys are given out in the medical schools that the states own. There needs to be sunlight on the financial conflicts that decide what research is performed. To this end, many biochemists are trained but few get tenure. If tenure decisions are based on your ability to bring in corporate funding, this is a penny wise pound foolish decision when it prevents the possibility that our scientific knowledge is not being put to work to keep people well, as Terry Wahls’s story demonstrates. Our publicly owned medical schools and their research labs have been hijacked to enact corporate profits. Potentially, a state owned school partners with a corporation to co own the patents? Then, the resulting drugs are marketed with medicare Part D forcing all taxpayers to pay them.
Where are these PhD ‘s biochemist now? Couldn’t they be allowed to crowd source funding for biochemical research trials of natural foods in the treatment of disease as partners with residency medical training programs with relatively modest funding? Reversing atherosclerosis with the use of foods high in vitamin K 2 is one relatively easy project that comes to mind. Certainly, the expensive cholesterol lowering drugs have shown to be virtually useless for reversing atherosclerosis and dangerous to boot. Medicare Part D needs to be ended so all that loot Big Pharma has stolen from us cannot be used to manage elected officials’ ability to get reelected.
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I recently discovered Justin L. Williams is advertising for plaintiff cases. I am remiss in taking so long to tell the public about my experiences with him representing me. In December 2001 I was introduced to this attorney by telephone. I had been manipulated into believing that he was recommended by a prominent attorney Ira Burnim of the Bazelon Center. I no longer believe this is the case. I did try to reach Mr. Burnim but received no reply.
I was told he was an accomplished plaintiff’s attorney. Mr. Williams proceeded to throw my case. What case was this? I had found out that the right to an expert competent and experienced in one’s disability issues is part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I was attempting to sue to force state District courts in Texas to have to recognize that right. Instead of filing on the correct responsible entity, Mr. Williams sued the wrong one. He failed to serve discovery on them in addition. He had excuses about his abilities claiming social stress or some such shit. I now realize that the usual, customary, and appropriate tactic is to file on all possible governmental entities so that they can’t weasel out. Now, I realize that, in 2000, Mr. Williams was actually paying for listings advising other attorneys and the general public that he was AV rated and restricted his legal practice to defense work. His typical clients were huge corporations by his own admissions. Would I have allowed him to represent me if I had known this? I don’t think so. I consider him a SELL OUT when it comes to ethics. In regards to skill? I think he did exactly as his corporate masters wanted him to do. He should be disbarred.
The only way to deal with this evil influence is to hit it where it is most vulnerable. Where is it the most vulnerable? I say it is how it has (literally) taught physicians to misdiagnose illnesses in such a way as to support Big Pharma’s profits. This is how the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies had more gross profits than the other 490 companies comprising the S & P 500. The problem with missed diagnosis is so severe that many physicians have misdiagnosed their colleagues.
Think of the Big Pharma scam as an iceberg. The part of the iceberg above the water line you know about because of the many law suits and criminal charges for hiding drug side effects and manipulating the literature so physicians use that specific product (to the detriment of their patient who has the side effect). Now, how can you see the 90% of the iceberg, hidden beneath the waves? Well, ask yourself, why does Dr. William C. Dement of Stanford, in his book The Promise of Sleep, assert that 20% of the U S public has obstructive sleep apnea, a figure consistent with numerous research projects while textbooks of internal medicine and primary care have been asserting that it is 2% to 4% of the public? Finally, Cecil’s Textbook of Internal Medicine appears to have been shamed into putting accurate information into their 2008 edition, albeit without putting any explanation about why this info differs so greatly from their prior editions. Note, they haven’t even noted an excuse that the updated figures were controversial so they just decided to spoon feed the readers (physicians and medical students). While the subject under “obstructive sleep apnea” is fairly accurate, the section on arterial hypertension in the same 2008 edition is not. Sleep apnea causes about 50% of all cases (various authorities assert anywhere from 30% to 80%) of arterial hypertension and this has been known for almost 10 years (suspected for decades). You couldn’t tell that from the way the information is handled in the textbook!
Back to the issue of physicians being misdiagnosed: consider how many of the cases of medical malpractice…cutting out the wrong lung, writing down the wrong dosage, inappropriate surgery, etc. etc. are due to the physician being impaired? Physicians get the same illnesses that the general public does. If 20% or even 10% of physicians knew they had sleep apnea, there would have been a movement to educate their patients years ago. So, what does the medical industrial complex have to do to keep this covered up?
I know when I approached the designated top doc at a major hospital in Austin Texas about the fact patient care was being compromised every day by the failure to be sure vulnerable patients with sleep apnea were not stabilized before surgery, before being sent home, etc. I was told that I was behaving inappropriately. I know when I attempted to find an attorney in Austin Tx to sue my physician (the one most responsible) for failure to diagnose a major sleep medicine disorder before medicating me while pregnant, I could not find one willing to do so. I believe there is collusion between industry representatives and their colleagues in the Federal and State government at very high levels to arrange malpractice cases to set practice patterns in the USA (see blog AMFS).
I am ready to picket the medical schools, starting with UCSF in San Francisco. The head of the department of Neurology there was a prominent name on the 2008 edition of Harrison’s textbook of Internal Medicine, also a prominent influential text. How could he stand aside and let inaccurate misleading information about obstructive sleep apnea be published? Whose pocket is he in? Doesn’t he have pride in his work. Lets PICKET until he gets INVESTIGATED for CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and discredited or fired.
While struggling to find an entity that would want to help me find safety, I thought about the situation where I agreed to be an expert witness against another physician and subsequently discovered I was being denied access to medical care. I recalled that there had been a website in Texas that had listed physicians who were willing to be expert witnesses for the plaintiff and vaguely recalled that it had been shut down. I decided to check with medical expert group because I knew that the tactics being used on me were illegal. I hoped to discover the name of an attorney who would welcome me as a client. I had contacted multiple legal malpractice attorneys offices and , to a one, known were interested in knowing more.
One of the groups that does the most advertising in legal publications is American Medical Forensics Specialists, Inc. They were located in Emeryville, near Oakland. I walked in without contacting them first. The eyecandy at the front desk handed me a package of information. An executive type person came out to meet me and interview me. The interview lasted less than 10 minutes. She had no interest in the issue of harassment of expert witnesses.
This is what the package of information revealed.
Thank you for your interest in American Medical Forensic Specialists (AMFS), a professional consulting group providing medical expert witnesses for case evaluation and testimony. We have assisted attorneys in over 100,000 medical-legal cases since our inception in 1990. A random analysis of case results, year after year, reveals that AMFGS experts are on the winning side over 90% of the time.
The AMFS nationwide network of medical experts is comprised of over 8,5000 physicians in all medical specialties. Each of these doctors maintains an active practice in their field rather than being merely a “professional witness.” Our panel also consists of….”
Please call us today……..for a free consultation with one of our staff physicians about your medical-legal matter.”
“And, we are the only medical-legal company that maintains a working relationship with the American Medical Association, State and US Attorneys General, the US Department of Justice, the Defense Institute, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America”.
Uh oh….several years ago, when my brother Larry Mason Lee, a practicing patent lawyer, was alive I told him about the cover-up of sleep apnea. I told him about the harm it was doing to america’s people, families. He said that the big boys were making too much money on this and I couldn’t win.
I thought about how, during my family medicine residency, one malpractice case out of California changed our consulting patterns. Overnight.
A forty y/o man with an elevated cholesterol had seen his physician for a physical. The doctor did not recommend a stress test. He had a heart attack and died. The jury said the doctor should have recommended a stress test. Fast forward a few years. We now understand that the stress test is only helpful if the arteries have an occlusion of greater than 85%…while most heart attacks result from narrowings of under 85%. Ooops, lots of false positive and equivocal stress tests result in cardiac catheterizations which are not benign studies but are invasive ones with significant negatives. Basically, if one can manipulate the expert witness issue…and that includes harassing physicians who would testify (either for or against the physician…it doesn’t matter) in a way the major players wish it to be. One can determine the standard of care in America and maximize profits for the major players.
I’m not saying that they are definitely doing this…it is just that this situation is ripe for an investigation into this exclusive relationship of this private enterprise with our government attorneys, both State and Federal.
ALIVE AND WELL AND STILL BITCHIN ABOUT THE POLITICIANS / ATTORNEYS / INSURANCE INTERESTS WHO FIXED MY LEGAL CASES IN TEXAS…. FRAUD DOES NOT HAVE A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WHEN YOU USE FIRST AND FOURTH AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS… THE ADA APPLIES TO OUR STATE COURTS AND CAN BE USED TO STOP THE DEATH PENALTY
When the government decided to retaliate for my suing over the ADA right to competent expert in Texas State district courts I DISCOVERED HOW THE ADA CAN BE USED TO STOP THE DEATH PENALTY. It takes another physician to spot the bullshit of another. However, when you realize the depth of the BS, you probably won’t have any disagreement with the issue of the pharmaceutical industry hijacking the education of physicians to support their drug sales.
Read my blogs to scope out how we can stop the death penalty for sure, email me ideas about who to contact and network with on this issue. I will not post your info if you say not to, of course. Death Penalty Focus will not even respond to my request to meet their director.
Could we improve the health of kidney failure patients, reduce medical costs and protect political prisoners in China with the same action at dialysis clinics in the USA? Yes, click here.
Are medical malpractice cases being rigged? Perhaps, my experiences suggest this needs to be investigated.
Help me locate a responsible law firm and earn a reward ALERT My hard copies of letters to the FBI complaining of their complicity and refusal to address my question of concocted insurance fraud issues to help set me up for surveillance have disappeared. Please make downloads of these on the FBI malfeasance blogs for me and place elsewhere on the Internet
Here I start my blog to enlist others to help me locate a law firm to pursue economic justice and civil liberties for me but in such a manner as to protect the interests of large classes of individuals. Warning! I am not a sell-out. I will not do a confidential settlement. I fled Texas suspecting that the harassment could follow me but not having ANY real choice in the matter. Either this nation has viable courts and access to the courts or we face eventual chaos in the streets. So far, I have not found our courts accessible or viable but have chosen to not yet give up hope. So, I have decided to apply capitalism to the search for an attorney capable enough to sue the government and corporations involved and alert enough to protect themselves from the harassment that these entities can roll out. There are motivated competent attorneys out there still. It is just that the government can and will interrupt access to their offices. See the reputations of the attorneys and firms that have failed even to acknowledge my requests. Did they even receive the requests? I’ve seen phone lines fail unexpectedly when faxes are sent to specific attorneys. I’ve seen the U S registered mail to the ACLU be signed for by “F E L O N” whoa! for once the FBI is telling the truth!
I am offering up to 10% total of the court awarded amounts for the malfeasance of the insurers/government/politicians involved to those individuals who, in various ways find me the law firm/attorney who takes the case and/or locate amicus and/or help me set up speaking engagements, found support groups to give this case some momentum. I am posting copies of prior attempts to engage legal representation on this blog because documents have disappeared sometimes even by the legal boxful at a time, even from a safety deposit box at a credit Union, from hotel rooms and my home in Texas. I hope to embarrass those firms that are too compromised to even respond but allow interested parties to contact the firms and help me confirm that they actually received the requests. Note the blog on GEEK MAFIA, BLACK HAT BLUES since the government could be doing as the hackers did in this novel: run all emails through censors first and disappearing those emails from me and possibly other potential clients. Also, manage their telephone lines, certainly the U S Mail. See, I’m helping to build careers for hackers! Maybe some of the attorneys not already intimidated or compromised will be willing to sue the government for obstructing their access to clients. So, this suggests You can find an attorney interested, find a person to slip me the name on a piece of paper (which I will then chew up and spit out in front of you…just kidding!) then I will fax and email their offices. Come by a day or so later and I’ll show you the hard copies (before they disappear).
I am thinking that the interested parties for amicus may be 1. small business groups since an illness related to sleep apnea can injure the primary owner and end a business and health insurance costs have decimated profits or 2. victims of car accidents where the drivers causing the accidents had undiagnosed sleep apnea 3. victims of malpractice by attorney or physician where the responsible licensed individual has undiagnosed sleep apnea and is agreeable about accepting responsibility (maybe a stretch for some however, if I had ever made a major malpractice error, I would have considered this option) 4. persons with pesticide exposures where the respiratory compromise went unrecognized…..Since the consequences of severe toxic exposures is that respiration can halt, surely a lesser exposure can bring on obstructive sleep apnea which is apnea appearing during the most metabolically at risk periods. 5. certainly persons with obstructive sleep apnea who had a stroke, heart attack, car accident etc. before the sleep apnea was recognized.
Keep checking for a downloadedable pdf document for this issue. I think it is already on one of the other blogs. Check for me at St. Anthony’s (pulling my Briggs and Riley 22 inch most days at noon 150 Golden Gate avenue, or wednesday nite Food Not Bombs or occasionally Noisebridge