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Michigan nursing home sued for imprisoning and ransoming woman

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This article first appeared on Daily Koz

Mimi Brun and her mother, Virginia Wahab. Brun filed a lawsuit alleging a nursing home abused its guardianship of her mother due to an unpaid debt.

Mimi Brun and her mother, Virginia Wahab

A number of studies have found that the greatest fear expressed by senior citizens, a demographic that’s exponentially growing in number in this country, is not death but the eradication of their independence if they are forced to live in a nursing facility. According to a lawsuit filed on May 8, that fear became reality for a vital and healthy Detroit-area woman, Virginia “Jean” Wahab, who spent two years falsely imprisoned in a Waterford, Michigan, nursing home owned by Lourdes, Inc., and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace religious order. The home demanded payment of what amounted to a ransom of $25,000 to release Wahab from the facility.

“Mom was a fearless, independent woman before Lourdes took control of her,” Wahab’s daughter and caregiver Mimi Brun said. “When I finally got her out of there, it took me a long time to wean her off all the unnecessary anti-psychotic and anti-depressive drugs they had been giving her.”

Brun is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, which claims her mother was subject to false imprisonment, negligence, breach of contract, malicious prosecution, abuse of court process, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. Filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court, the complaint is a first for Michigan and comes on the heels of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s creation of an Elder Abuse Task Force.

Brun said that although her mother had been living alone before her ordeal began in 2016, by the time she was able to secure Wahab’s release after a protracted legal battle, “She couldn’t stand up. She was terrified of being locked in a room and of someone coming to take her back to Lourdes.”

Before Wahab passed away at the end of April, mother and daughter were finally able to spend a precious few months together after having been kept apart by a court order obtained by Lourdes that severed Brun’s visitation rights.

Short-term rehab to long-term guardianship

According to the complaint, the family’s problems began in February 2016, when Wahab was admitted to Lourdes Senior Community, a $21 million nonprofit organization housing 250 residents at four facilities, for short-term rehabilitation following a recommendation from her doctor. By April 2016, Wahab’s insurance company, Health Alliance Plan, had terminated Wahab’s Medicare benefits at Lourdes, stating that she needed no further services or medication and was “medically stable for discharge.”

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Involuntary Neuroleptic (Antipsychotic) Psychiatric Drugs May Result in Brain Damage

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new-logo25Submitted by: Dr. Gary Kohls, MD

Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter # 446

Article by David W. Oaks (2oo7)

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“Today, there are many studies showing that long-term high-dosage neuroleptics can actually result in such severe structural brain changes, that these changes can include shrinkage of the parts of our brain associated with high-level cognition. “_______________________________________________

Any serious debate in 2007 ( and still being argued in 2014) about the topic of involuntary psychiatric procedures ought to include the following fact:

drugs_deesFor years, many studies have indicated that long-term high-dosage neuroleptic (also known as antipsychotic) psychiatric drugging may induce structural brain damage. This damage can include actual shrinkage of areas of the brain associated with higher-level functions, what makes us human.

In his commentary, “England’s New Mental Health Act Represents Law Catching Up with Science,” Anthony Maden demands that “ethical advocates of a change to capacity-based legislation are under an obligation to deal with the science.”

However, I note that proponents of involuntary psychiatric procedures seldom explain clearly to colleagues, the public, patients or their families, the full implications of these procedures. It is undeniable that involuntary psychiatric procedures often involve psychiatric drugging, and that neuroleptic psychiatric drugs are often used in such circumstances. More

CPS & APS: The business of human trafficking via government agency

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The DSM 5 will drug America to death

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Drugging America to death

The recent calls by knee-jerk politicians and other notables, to expand mental health screening for anything and everything, is anchored in the new DSM 5 about to be launched against the public. And this is an attack! The insane ramblings of selected psychiatrists are codified into one volume of the most insidiouslydrugs_dees inane and fictional collection of non-existent mental illnesses that will be used to target and label individuals.  The benefits of labeling as mentally ill, in reference to future lawful privileges, activities and rights is tied directly to this new and improved collection of fake mental disorders.

Think about this for a minute………….

When you hear Dr. Phil say to the parents of a child who is acting out that they must understand that the child has a bio-chemical imbalance…..Dr. Phil is blowing smoke.  He and others like him can produce not one blood test of any kind, not one scientific study of any kind, not one x-ray, CT Scan, MRI, or any other physical test that confirms the existence of a bio-chemical imbalance.  It is an assumption, and one without any body of evidence to support the conclusion.

According to: www.antidepressantsfacts.com

“So, are (SSRI) antidepressants an answer? Do they correct a particular chemical imbalance somewhere in your brain? No, they don’t. Antidepressant-drugs are not correcting any “bio-chemical imbalance” but putatively interact with serotonergic neurons, whereupon serotonin levels raise in your complete body, not solely the brain, increasing the risk of the potentially fatal toxic hyperserotonergic state of the Serotonin Syndrome.” More

TS Radio: Signs of hope in ending the guardianship nightmare

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TS Radio: ABC 7 News I-Team exposed the Santa Clara County Public Guardian

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Baby boomers: Target demographic for human trafficking

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Baby boomers now in the sights of predators

You could be the victim of human trafficking under the control of a “guardianship or conservator“.  Did you work hard all your life?  Did you save and invest?  Did you live below your means and pay off your home or property?  Were you prepared for your senior years by constructing a will?  Designating heirs and the person who was to administer your estate once you had passed on?  Well congratulations! Thanks to all your hard work, planning and saving, you too could become the victim of the human trafficking rings operating across the country!

Disabled? Vulnerable adult? They have you in their sights too!  You could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars just in inflated institutional billing, billing for non-existent services, pharmacological testing, for doctor services never rendered, for rehabilitation services never supplied.  It happens every day and not one of our elected officials will even acknowledge what they know to be true.

Human trafficking is a world wide business and encompasses children, women and vulnerable or aging adults.  These individuals are used for sex and/or for profit.  Here in the US, a system of corrupt probate courts, predatory guardians who are strangers to the family and victim, attorneys who make their living preying on targeted individuals, operates with what is an apparent protection provided not only by state officials, but also federal officials. More

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