Skip to comments.Money for Terri Went to Attorneys, Michael
Posted on 03/27/2005 7:09:17 AM PST by Maria S
According to the Associated Press, Michael Schiavo sued medical professionals who he said failed to recognize symptoms that caused his wife's heart to stop beating, causing her brain damage. As a result, he won a $1.2 million settlement. At the time, Michael sought the funds with the promise to use the money for Terri Schiavo's care and rehabilitation. As part of the settlement, Michael Schiavo received $300,000, the rest being earmarked for Terri's care and rehabilitation. His attorneys say today most of the money designated for Terri is gone, spent on her care and legal bills. One of his lawyers, Deborah Bushnell, told the AP that more than half of the $700,000 designated from the malpractice award for Terri's care has been spent for that purpose, with the rest going toward litigation. But that statement is at odds with records that show that lawyers - not medical care - ate up most of the expenditures and have been paid directly from Terri's Medical Trust fund, with the approval of Judge George Greer: Heres where most of the money went:
Atty. Gwyneth Stanley - $10,668.05 Atty. Deborah Bushnell - $65,607.00 Atty. Steve Nilson - $7,404.95 Atty. Pacarek - $1,500.00 Atty. Richard Pearse (GAL) - $4,511.95 Atty. George Felos - $397,249.99 Other - 1st Union/South Trust Bank $55,459.85 Michael Schiavo - $10,929.95 Total: $545,852.34
These funds, the result of a malpractice suit, were meant solely to provide for Terri Schiavos care and rehabilitation, not to pay lawyers to help Michael Schiavo kill his wife. Schiavos primary attorney, George Felos, a professional advocate of mercy killing, has received upwards of $400,000 dollars since Schiavo hired him. This same attorney, at the expense of Terris medical fund, publicly likened Terri to a "houseplant" and has used Terris case on national television to promote his newly published book.
Michael Schiavo is listed as a Director of the JERGER & CENTONZE INSURNACE AGENCY, INC., Clearwater, FL. Note that "Insurance" is misspelled, possibly purposefully to avoid detection as an insurance company until having cashed in on a fraudulent policy. He may have taken out a large policy on his wife. The owner of the property is Jodi Centonze.
That's a pretty far cry from simply disconnecting any artificial forms of life support. It's like saying that you can remove the respirator, but if the patient is still breathing on his own once the respirator is removed, you've got to suffocate him.
Conversley, Mr. Schivavo can sue them to recoup the money he used for her care. It is like suing an estate and losing. If I were him I would.
Floridas most controversial husband is the target of a state investigation into the alleged abuse of his wife and ward according to a court document unsealed and made public by Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer. (Read On)
Something that needs to be looked at, go to " Justice For Florida Seniors" web site and read article " Hospice Patients Alliance: When the unthinkable Happens. The county of Pinellas has been investigated for guardians, attorney's and judges pooling money in to accounts of unaware patients hiding it from the Gov. and other family members, puting them on medicade and then pulling it out after patient dies. Judg Greer is even mentioned in one article saying they don't need to show these records to investigators, :that is bo ones business.
Yes, also one of his brothers was found to be an owner of some insurance company (perhaps the company that this one was sold to, I'm unclear on that at this point).
There's a lot of suspicion that insurance fraud is going on, not to mention the likelihood of medicare fraud with the hospice, considering the fact that Terri was illegally a resident of a hospice for the dying, for 5 years, when 6 months is supposed to be the limit.
I think the parents' best bet would be to find a competent private investigator, since they have had no relief from any Florida agency.
Barbara Bush: wish we could have had HER for prez!
wow, that misspelling is very, VERY curious. Your theory is excellent.
I'ts simple ,...he sued for the money to keep her alive , before he sued to keep the money and let her die. ,....sound familiar ?
sigh. Here we go again.
Greer Denies food and water by mouth
(Guardianship case - March 8, 2005)
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Respondents' Emergency Expedited Motion for Permission to Provide Theresa Schindler Schiavo with Food and Water by Natural Means is DENIED.
DONE AND ORDERED in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida
So sayeth KING GREER.
10 Dirty Tricks of Guardians
Pinellas County [Florida] Internal Auditor Robert W. Melton recently lectured at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg on: "Dirty Tricks of Guardianships The Need for Change."
(more at link)
"ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration, from the Ward, THERESA SCHIAVO, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005."
It is court-ordered euthanasia, pure and simple....Schiavo's anxiousness to do it doesn't matter, it is a direct Court ORDER to Schiavo to do it.
This is now case-law.....algore would call it "controlling legal authority".........and just around the corner are citations of this newly established case-law that will bring forth the era of court ordered euthanasia......this is what the game has been about.....a financial solution for SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Govt pensioners, Veterans healthcare costs, and the profitability of private sector health insurers..........
Please read the many posts here and sense the outrage at what is happening.
The most interesting one:
"6) Maintain guardianship at all costs: Keep family members uninformed; if family members try to become guardian, accuse them of stealing; use the ward's assets for legal fights to retain guardianship."
Is this just in Florida, or is it pertinent to other states, do you know?
It would be interesting to find out what the jury, who awarded the rehab monies, think about the way the money was actually spent.
Seems odd that the media haven't contacted them.
There's absolutely no doubt of that. In fact, I'd be willing to prognosticate that a large percentage of people posting on Free Republic today will die from forced euthanasia.