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I am very sorry to hear of this situation for your daughter
Tell me why she has been placed in the hospital - what behavior prompted this and
Tell me what information I can provide to you, please?
One must understand the business model of the psych hospital in order to answer your question.
The answer is she was delusional and perhaps psychotic after the hospital did it's unlawful release of her 3 times in the prior two months. Unlawful in so far as the releases did not follow CA law because of the hospital's negligence in how it does its discharge of patients. She was on 3 different psych medications in 4 weeks and never titrated or had a follow-up.
How do I get a 2nd opinion if the hospital says I have to bring a Dr. to the locked facility? I don't know any Dr.'s like that. She has lawful right to a 2nd opinion.
This hospital will do anything to keep her billing.
Our daughter is being conserved, probably for a long time, because College Hospital kept giving her new psych medication every week, never titrating her on or off the previous dose, and then making her wait many days until her next psych appt on the outside. The only hospital Humana, the HMO uses thru its mental health unit Windstone , is College Hospital.Here she is treated worse than a rabid dog. None of the Dr. s are accredited. The so-called psychiatrist who gave her a new diagnosis of scizoaffective disorder is a bone Dr., an osteopath. The rounds Dr., Thankachen, is an Indian plucked right out of Indian school who files court papers...reason being to collect the insurance $. The judge relies on 2 professionals, a bone Dr. and a school Dr. as proffesionals to put my daughter away. And even though she is entitled to a 2nd opinion, the hospital will not allow it, unless the Dr.s come there. There is no psychologist on staff. My daughter was gang raped. She had an abortion, as a result, even though it is against our faith. Then she got pelvic inflammatory disease because they forgot some of the flesh inside. It rotted inside. So she kept calling out for psychological help, as returning to the OC, the scene of the crime, which stirred up horrible memories and brought about her extreme need for psychotherapy. This is not offered at College Hospital. There is no psychological one on one. Only the needle. And needle after needle of Haldol came. Sometimes 6 times the allowed limit. You see, when she was sent there yet again, she had a tantrum. So she was sent to the ICU , with the gang bangers , just the kind of people that raped her. Then she was attacked by a staff member (another gang banger) who slammed a door in her face. The last straw in that unit was when her two room mates threw chairs and my daughter was blamed and written up for it and lost her life to conservatorship because of the two incidents and because she keeps being sent back there by Humana. Oh, to top it off, the gang-banger woman room mate runs full force into my daughter and knocks her out. No action against the other woman. Just more Haldol for my daughter. The social worker won t talk to me. She refers me to the Orange County Deputy Public Guardian and he refers me to the public defender. Neither the judge nor the pubhlic defender say a word to my daughhter. They treat her as delusional. She is lucid as can be. She was ready to be discharged on April 7th, the end of her 14 day hold. I came to pick her up. She filled out a 28 page advance directive in front of 2 families. She filled out a power of attorney. I gave the documents to the nurse who laughed at me, saying she has been conserved. The next day, the 8th, the hospital files conservator papers and disregards XXXXX XXXXX Judge Lee in probate court sees the recommendations of 2 professionals and her goose is cooked. She has no chance.BotXXXXX XXXXXne, go here if you have no insurance and you will be treated and maybe thrown out to SKID ROW, as they normally do. However, should you be unlucky and have insurance, good luck to you! This hospital will try to keep you as long as possible.
So no I am not satisfied with your answer, as the mental health insurer, Windstone, sides with the hospital and won't give my daughter the time of day. Neither her family Dr. nor her to be psychiatrist are of any help. This is southern California where there is a great shortage of psych Dr.'s. and other mental health professionals. I asked for legal advice!
HiI am sorry for this situation with your daughter. That is fine that you do not like my answer. Please DO NOT RATE any answers from me. I will opt out and perhaps another professional here can assist you with what you need. Best of luck with everything.
Do you have any LPS experience in California law?
Hello,I've had clients at College Hospital in Cerritos and in Costa Mesa. Also at Western Medical in Santa Ana, before they closed the mental health floor.I don't want to annoy you, but I'm not entirely clear on what it is you want to know about the legal issues involved in this situation. If you could restate your question succinctly, I will try to assist.Thanks in advance.
My daughter has a conservatorship hearing on May 2nd and we are unrepresented. That is the main issue. Finding someone to discuss the LPS strategy with so she can walk out. Otherwise, I try and figure things out as best I can. So here goes.
I've asked Patients Rights to perform an audit on her chart to verify the sequence of welfare and institution code accuracy. Steps were skipped. Notifications were not sent. I've asked the patient's rights advocate's office in Sacramento to ask to have the case thrown out, However, I do not know if I have to file a motion, or not?
The deputy public guardian said to my daughter that she was being conserved because of my behavior towards hospital employees.Why would that affect her? How do I get him to say that under oath?
Also, she has had zero meetings with her public defender, Can she get out of being conserved if the public defender never meets with her?
Sorry. This is not a PCH. It is a Citation to my daughter for appointment of a conservator because my daughter was found to be gravely disabled.
She receives SSDI. She gets food stamps. She lives at home. She now has an injectible every 30 days for her medication and will be seen by her psychiatrist Dr. Dao in G.G.. as scheduled. I will drive her there and wait.
Is this enough? Or is there more that is needed?
`Sorry, that's already been done. Still don't have anything re. what she should say when called upon, or what and how to subpoena people, as she wants to be free and not conserved, She wants her liberty. She wants to vote. She wants to do everything a citizen can do. She doesn't trust the OC public defender and needs better counsel.
Do you have the list of what the defendant is allowed to do in this portion of the LPS trial?
Please tell me exactly what is scheduled for the next hearing. I doubt that it is a trial by jury, without a pretrial conference, but I will not longer assume anything in advance, because twice previously, my assumptions apparently have been incorrect.
Once I know exactly what this next hearing is about, I may be able to provide further direction. Thanks in advance, for any clarification you may be able to provide.
The trial by jury was either denied, or the PD never approached the bench. The PD said she would take care of it, but she lied, it seems. We are now scheduled for the 5350 conservator hearing without a jury and I would rather not testify before a judge who seems to be pre-disposed to the position of the petitioner. She bangs out 40 or 50 conservatorships from College Hospital alone twice a week. 80 to 100 a week! Never mind that the petitioner should be questionable, as the profit to the hospital is substantial (or to Mr. Weiss, the owner).
I fear the DA will file criminal charges against me, for being a pest (and a Jew) to hospital staff. A friend is facing criminal charges after his autistic boy was taken from him, He is a Russian immigrant and not used to Western style medicine, as they never had this luxury, People there used homeopathic remedies. A guy off the boat, whose English is very poor, should, IMO, be made to understand how he is expected to behave and not be called a "filthy Jew". My daughter also experiences this type of discrimination daily as she eats a kosher diet.
How much would you charge me to write some letters on you letter head:
1 - asking for a 2nd opinion? (Really a standing order to see her Dr.s which include her psycho-therapist), He does not make house calls. We the side affects of the inVega, the dyskenisia and akenisia are getting worse. The Dx should be PTSD and not schizo affective disorder.
2 - asking for a jury trial now.
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