Friday, April 15, 2005

Mrs. Felos Attempts To Capitalize on Terri

R.N. Ford Comments:

How is it so that State Licensing agencies fail to make it mandatory for media personnel, attorneys, judges and lay people to not be permitted to discuss as "so-called medical authorities" the diagnosis, prognosis, or other serious related medical issues involved in patients lives? Perhaps, another one of the contributing factors that lead to Terri's death! People need to stay within the realms of their professions. In all fairness, I watched this repeatedly occur during Terri's fight even with supporters who were on Terri's side.

I can see where there is an urgent movement for Licensed Healthcare Professionals to come together and enforce new legislation into place; legislation which would prevent non licensed medical professionals from discussing patient issues as though they are licensed medical authorities.

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Press Release

For Immediate Release – 04-15-05 03:00 PM (GMT-5)

Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation has harsh words for the former Mrs. Felos’ attempts to capitalize on Terri

Clearwater, FL – The volunteers with the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation were astonished to learn of the behavior of former Dunedin, Florida Attorney Constance d’Angelis. d’Angelis is the former wife of George Felos, legal representative to Michael Schiavo.

In a press release issued through PR Web, titled “Lawyer Who Presented CT Scan & Medical Evidence in Court Analyzes Autopsy Results in Terri Schiavo Case” Ms. d’Angelis claims she will be available to interpret the anticipated Medical Examiner’s report on the late Terri Schiavo.

Quoted from her release: “Upon the release of the autopsy report, she can analyze the results and weigh in on the important matters of how--by reason, not emotion--the "persistent vegetative state" diagnosis of Terri Schiavo was arrived at, and why.”

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation would like to take this opportunity to point out that not only was Ms. d’Angelis co-counsel to George Felos during the guardianship proceedings on behalf of Michael Schiavo, she is not qualified to interpret or analyze a Medical Examiner’s report. She is only licensed as an attorney and as a massage therapist.

Ms. d’Angelis is the former owner of and the author of “Pancha Karma -

A Life Changing Experience”. She aided George Felos in bringing forth a petition to remove ‘artificial life support’ from Terri Schiavo that originated in 1998 though current law at that time did not provide for the removal of a feeding tube under Terri’s circumstances.

Her release goes on to say: “The judge's February 2000 ruling was sustained throughout numerous appeals in both the State and Federal Courts.” However, Ms. d’Angelis fails to make clear that no Federal Court has ever reviewed either Terri’s case or the medical evidence presented to the lower court. Instead, they have declined jurisdiction.

It is, therefore, our conclusion that the Ms. d’Angelis is either attempting to capitalize on this tragic situation or preparing to support her former husband’s contentions on a subject matter she is wholly unqualified to remark on.