Sunday, February 3, 2013
So, the good news last week from our attorney's office was that they believe (and believe here is the key word) that our case is "indefensible".
This because our attorney has had an initial consult with the hospital's attorney and that's the impression he was left with after talking with her. He believes this so strongly, that he has his staff in a mad scramble to collect all the data and calculate all the numbers we will need to proceed directly to settlement hearings.
This past week, I have spent two afternoons filling out questionnaires sent by the rehabilitation consultant hired by our attorney. The first one was a six page "Upper Extremity Assessment" on Bob's ability to move his upper extremities both pre- and post-stroke. The second, "A Client Information Report", dealt how our lives and our relationship have changed post-stroke. I tell you, this second questionnaire left me in tears.
In addition to that, I spent over 2 hours on the phone being interviewed by the "client assessment coordinator" who is working up the numbers for Bob's "Life Plan", i.e. how much his care will cost for the rest of his life...
Plus, I spent time figuring out my "daily caregiver duties" and copying and e-mailing things like our utility bills. Believe me, I've been a busy gal.
"Indefensible." That was our attorney's term.
Meaning, he thinks that the hospital doesn't have a defense and is going admit they screwed up.
Good news, indeed. If he's right.
Of course, they still have their 90 days to officially respond.