[Nfbc-info] I filed a complaint

Lisa Irving bernieslife at cox.net
Tue Apr 18 14:52:46 UTC 2017


Yes, this is the same law firm. I'm quite familiar with this case.

Here's some good news regarding talking medication caps. Kiaser is going to begin to use something similar to the pen friend. The company will supply the patient with the equivalent of the pen friend. Pharmacist will continue to record medication information.

From, Lisa Irving

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> On Apr 17, 2017, at 10:52 PM, Lauren Merryfield via NFBC-Info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> Thanks for this info. I have also contacted Megan Ryan Goldstein because she
> was helping on a case involving several blind Kaiser members. They are
> continuing to monitor KP after their case was filed, so my testimony is
> relevant. 
> Thanks,
> Lauren
> 
> Blessings in Jesus' name. "But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each
> morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my
> refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress."
>   --Psalm 59:16, NLT
> Advice from my cats:"meow when you feel like it." 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBC-Info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lisa
> Irving via NFBC-Info
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 8:11 PM
> To: 'NFB of California List' <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Lisa Irving <peacefulwoman89 at cox.net>
> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] I filed a complaint
> 
> Lauren, 
> 
> There's a law firm out of Oakland that's been doing some good work to remove
> access barriers and increase staff's understanding about blindness and the
> needs of blind individuals. There's no charge to you. 
> 
> Here's an email address for Meridith Weaver, one of the attorneys working on
> this case. Meredith Weaver mweaver at dralegal.org 
> 
> From,
> Lisa Irving
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBC-Info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lauren
> Merryfield via NFBC-Info
> Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:42 PM
> To: 'NFB of California List' <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Lauren Merryfield <lauren at catlines.com>
> Subject: [Nfbc-info] I filed a complaint
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I know the list doesn't like medical reports, but I was hospitalized Apr. 4
> to 7 and again Apr. 11 to 14. For cellulitis, left leg. I.V. antibiotics. 
> 
> 
> 
> The staff kept acting like I would fall. They would not permit me to get up
> from my bed or chair without someone in the room. They were very predatory
> about it. It was like they were fearing a liability, assuming that blind
> people fall more than others and in general, have more accidents. There is
> simply no evidence to support their thinking and I told them so. 
> 
> 
> 
> They were also horrified about sending a blind person home, who lives alone,
> blind. They just couldn't get it. I tried to make headway and may have
> slightly. 
> 
> 
> 
> This evening I filed a complaint with Kaiser Permanente because I felt like
> a prisoner in my hospital room and I had to fight to be allowed to come
> home. 
> 
> 
> 
> They also wanted to send me to rehab. No way, without my kitties. 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Lauren 
> 
> 
> 
> Blessings in Jesus' name. "But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each
> morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my
> refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress."
> 
>   --Psalm 59:16, NLT
> 
> Advice from my cats:"meow when you feel like it." 
> 
> 
> 
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