A few names/agencies to remember:
Lawyer: Wendy K. Crawshaw, Framingham, Mass.
Lawyer: Lawrence K. Glick, Needham, Mass.
Judge: Maureen H. Monks, Middlesex County Probate and Family Court
Agency: Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Waltham, Mass.
Agency: Springwell, Inc., Waltham, Mass.
If you see any of their names, on any documents related to your loved
ones, run. Run as fast as you can. That’s the hard lesson Janet Pidge
says she has learned. Janet is the sister of Beverly Finnegan. Earlier
this year, Janet and Beverly shared a condo unit in upscale Newton,
Mass. All that changed when key individuals involved with Springwell,
Inc., the Kathleen Daniel Nursing and Rehabilitation facility
(Framingham), Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and others stepped
into their lives.
Beverly Finnegan now “faces imminent death,” according to one court filing.
When Beverly was taken under force from her home – on an order of
Middlesex County Probate and Family Court Judge Maureen H. Monks –
Beverly could walk, talk, converse, argue, read newspapers, magazines,
pay her bills, handle the sisters’ finances, and was able for months to
plead for her release from involuntary commitment to a nursing home.
Flash forward five months and Beverly now clings onto her life. I
spent hours in the Framingham hospital where Beverly is in the intensive
care unit. She’s gone from one lock-down to another – locked doors
again. To get in, you have to press a buzzer outside of wire-reinforced
security windows on hard steel doors.
Beverly is now on life support, assisted breathing, and a feeding
tube. She’s paper-thin. A photograph of her, provided by a friend from
at the hospital is shown below:
[Now 69-year old Beverly Finnegan – December 2017. In September, she was begging for newspapers and magazines.]
How did Beverly become so emaciated? What drugs was she
administered (hint: antipsychotics!)? Why was she taken, and what
treatment did she receive or not receive?
We’re compiling court documents, filings, and statements from many
individuals associated with Beverly. What we’ve discovered thus far is
that Dr. Anne McKinley, a primary care physician filed a protective
order with Springwell to force the taking of Beverly from her Newton
condo. Why? Because McKinley wrote that Beverly had Mycrobocterium
kansasii, a lung infection which required immediate and prolonged
attention to cure, and that Beverly was refusing treatment.
That was October of 2016. Right, more than 13 months ago. Why is that
significant? Because that ‘taking’ and the subsequent involuntary
lockdown in a nursing home by a court-appointed guardian was based on
Beverly refusing medical treatment. In short, Judge Monks supported the
position that Beverly was obviously a mentally incapacitated person who
wouldn’t help herself to a cure from the lung infection, and needed
Hey Doc: How About a Second Opinion?
It is now more than 13 months since that diagnosis. However,
according to court filings, as of the day they placed Beverly on a
feeding tube and life support approximately a week ago, she had never,
ever, ever been treated for the mysterious lung infection.
You did read that, right? Beverly was assigned a court-appointed
guardian, her finances locked down, her freedom eliminated, her health
apparently destroyed, because she refused treatment for an infection
which the State said she had, and for which they never, ever treated
Are We in the Twilight Zone?
Beverly’s sister, Janet Pidge is hysterically desperate: she’s
fighting daily to get anyone to help. She’s spent her savings, she and
Beverly have both lost their jobs. She’s knocked on every door, every
lawyer, politician, every resource she could find. She said she’s been
lied to along the way the same way her sister was lied to, she says.
She’s called delusional and paranoid for not believing the State. Her
money is gone, and she’s stuck asking for rides daily or help to pay for
the trains to take her from Newton to Framingham each day where she
prays at her sister’s side.
According to the first couple of hundred pages of court filings we’ve
secured and reviewed (before they disappear mysteriously like others in
Middlesex Probate Court – see Mary Frank article), we’ve noted a clear,
delineated path where the powers-that-be managed to keep Beverly locked
up on a section 12: mental order, claiming that she was “paranoid” and
not trusting of the medical providers and others. Hmm, they tell her she
has an ailment which they don’t treat her for, and she’s the paranoid
Beverly’s sister is fighting to keep Beverly alive, but her efforts
may not succeed: apparently, while under the care of the nursing home
she suffered a cardiac arrest, and apparently suffered from deprivation
of oxygen, as noted by Dr. Aba Somers of Framingham hospital. On
December 8, 2017, Dr. Somers wrote “The patient has severe brain injury.
ICT brain shows swelling of the brain. EEG shows no cortical brain
activity. Physical exam shows minimal brain stem reflexes. She has been
off sedation for more than a week. She will require a tracheotomy by the
end of next week.”
Dr. Somer’s notes conflict with Janet Pidge’s statements that just
two weeks ago, that her sister was responding to stimuli, and squeezing
her hand, apparently before sedation was heavy. Janet didn’t trust the
diagnosis of a lung infection, and now she questions if this is true.
Full Article & Source:
68 Year Old Beverly Finnegan – Snatched from Condo by Court Order, Tossed in Nursing Home – Struggled to Get Released – Now on Life Support