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Fact & The FDA (No clinical Studies or Human Trials on Autistic Adults)

I am on a mission seeking justice for my only son Paul Gerard Victorian jr who passed away February 22, 2013, and to advocate for those Autistic Adults who don’t have a voice. They are being administered two dangerous prescription medication RISPERDIAL & ABILIFY. Both of these medications are being given to Autistic Adults and are not FDA approved for Autistic Adults disability. RISPERDIAL &ABILIFY are two antipsychotic medications that are prescribed for the treatment of Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, manic depression, and on November 2009 ABILIFY was approved by the FDA for pediatric patients with Autism, that part of a treatment program. But, healthcare providers, psychiatrist, and doctors are prescribing this dangerous drug to “Autistic Adults”; these medications that they are pushing on our low functioning; non verbal Autistic Adults is unjust. They don’t know what is being done to them; they trust their parents and caregivers. Parents and caregivers are being told lies, by the doctors, pharamaceutical company etc. My son paid the ultimate price, he passed away from a cardiac arrest at age 25 from a side effect of the antipsychotic medication ABILIFY, that was not FDA approved for Autism in adults.

In the United States all pharmaceutical product must be tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administrator (FDA) of the United States Government. Before that product can be distributed and sold. The process incorporated sufficient pre-clinical data to support preceding the involvement of human trials. In our case this didn’t happen. I want all families and caregiver to know this medication was not approved for autistic adults. They should be advised of the need for closer observation and communication while taking any medications. Most autistic adults don’t have a voice and I’m gone to speak for them.

 What we uncovered was the warning about ABILIFY that it is an Antipsychotic medication used only for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and Autism in pediatrics with irritability that part of a treatment program. It was alarming. We then look up the pharmaceutical company clinical studies and we astonished to find out that it was not FDA approved for Autistic Adults, There were no Clinical studies or human trials on Autistic Adults so how do they know the effect of this medication. 

 The FDA has a black box warning and precautions in elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer or related psychosis, can cause sudden death and cardiac arrest. On was autistic and if you look at a list of neurological condition and disorder (Brain disorder / degenerative brain disease) you will see that Alzheimer, AUTISM. Dementias are in the same family, and the list goes on. A number of medical conditions can cause psychosis, including prescription drugs, degenerative brain disease, infection that affects the brain. They should include Autism in that Black box warning, they have one clinical study on file now date February 22, 2013 and the patient was my son Paul G Victorian jr. Finding it causes sudden death, cardiac arrest death in Autistic adults as well.

 ABILIFY & RISPERDIAL are both “Antipsychotic” Medication, Kids born with Autism are not psychotic. My son was not psychotic, he was not schizophrenia, he was not bipolar, he was not manic depressive, he was not a kid with irritability of autism, and He was an Adult with autism who passed away at 25 years old from a direct result from the antipsychotic medication ABILIFY. Paul’s sudden death/ cardiac arrest were from the side effect of ABILIFY. That this big 3.2 billion dollar pharmaceutical company failed to warn Autistic adults, Parents & Caregivers about, nor did the Big Pharmaceutical Company do any clinical test or human trials on Autistic Adults.

 The FDA has a black box warning and precautions in elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer or related psychosis, states it can cause sudden death and cardiac arrest. My son was an autistic adult, and if you look at a list of neurological condition and disorder (Brain disorder / degenerative brain disease) you will see that Alzheimer, AUTISM. Dementia is in the same family, and the list goes on. A number of medical conditions can cause psychosis, including prescription drugs, degenerative brain disease, infection that affects the brain. They should include Autism in that Black box warning, they have one clinical study on file now date February 22, 2013 and the patient was my son, his name was Paul G Victorian jr. They need to record his clinical studies and human trials, because it causes sudden death, cardiac arrest death in Autistic adults as well. Those are in the same neurological family as Dementia & Alzheimer. I ask why they made a medication that changes the brain, when they have abnormalities already.  

 Fact#1 there are currently NO MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM!

Facts #2 ABILIFY & RISPERDIAL was not FDA approved for Autistic Adults, disability, No clinical studies or human trials and they are administering this medication to non verbal autistic adults without voices who can’t communicate. Or telling you what they are feeling and going through. And it wasn’t approved for their disability

Fact #3 ABILIFYis an antipsychotic medication, it work by changing the actions of chemical in the brain. It state this medication he was one is used to treat psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar, manic depression, and On November 24, 2009 according to Reuters article: FDA approved fro pediatrics patients with autism part of a treatment program.

Fact #4 ABILIFY states it may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related psychosis condition. (Note: Autism is in the degenerative brain disorder family along with Alzheimer, dementia and other brain disease)

Fact #5 it is important for physician to follow vital signs, weight, metabolic laboratory, and study blood glucose, lipids, and electrolytes, renal/level functions. Concerns about the adverse effects are high and risk exists.  (The doctor who prescribe this didn’t do any of this, he called in the medication and raised his dosage twice without and lab work, and he seem the weight increase)

Fact #6 Patients treated with antipsychotic (first or second generation) medication experienced an increased incidence of fatality.

Fact #7 Patients and there families need to be warned about the risk and educated about how to identify early signs, IT states that PATIENTS NEED TO BE MONITORED and the drug must be stopped at the earliest sign of changes.

Fact #8 because of the serious side effects of antipsychotic it is important to closely monitor a patient using the, It also states the Patient should regularly see a therapist or doctor to keep track of symptoms and keep them at bay.

Fact #9 According to the new study at VanderbiltUniversityschool of Medicine,  the highly popular class of drug known as atypical significantly increased patient risk of suffering from a heart attack. My son died from cardiac arrest

Fact #10 Last important facts it states hat this medication can cause elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, elevated cholesterol and severe obesity. It also states that that all this can cause direct harm to the function of the heart. Overall it’s a prescription for cardiac arrest/ sudden death.

FACT #11 my son was an Autistic adult who entrusted his parents with his life, and we trusted a doctor, who neglected our cries for help, then dropped my son as a patient.

 The pharmaceutical company that produces this dangerous drug “NEVER” did any clinical studies or human trials on adults with Autism. They were approved for Autistic kids in November 2009, with behavioral and irritability problems that are part of a treatment program. I don’t want any autistic adult or their families to suffer like mines are. Please I ask you read my story. My son paid the ultimate price.

 I want the FDA to pull these drugs because families and caregivers are not aware that theses medications are not approved for Autistic Adult, They are using our young adults as guinea pigs. We need systematic changes to be made immediately before someone else’s child die in there arms. The FDA job is to place guidelines, rules for these drugs companies to ensure safety of our medications and that all drugs are subjected to proper testing and clinical trials. The Pharmaceutical companies don’t care about the harm that this product is doing as long as it’s making money. This Pharmaceutical Company made billions of dollars selling these products and doctors are pushing it on to our young adults.  Most Autistic adults, who are low functioning, are nonverbal and have communications challenges and some don’t have a voice, my son didn’t. But I promised him over his casket that mommy will speak for him. This last year has been a struggle because I can’t get any help. My baby Paul asked for help the day he took his last breath, and he said Dad help! This is killing my husband because he couldn’t save his one and only son. Now I ask you, close your eyes and picture your one and only son or child saying Mom or Dad help then fall unconscious never to wake up or open there eyes, then be told your son passed away. No, I will NEVER give up seeking justice for my son… God bless you for taking out time and reading this. We need help on this long journey of justice….

 We want the world to know what is happening to Autistic adults with out voices, they can’t speak for them self and society throw them away in group homes or mental institution. I am advocating for change and I hope it start with you… Please help spread the word or if possible refer us to an attorney who cares about justice and change, and not about the money aspect. My one and only son is gone, he was innocent, sinless and he was mines. I will never rest until I receive justice for Paul. A promise I made to him standing at his casket.

Per the FDA Drug & Research December 5, 2013 Letter : in the 75 page pamphlet they sent me, it further proved the Pharmaceutical company the makers of ABILIFY Page 45 of 75 Clinical Studies part, it states Clinical Studies 14.1 Schizophrenia Adult Studies; it also states clinical studies on pediatric patients.Clinical Studies 14.2 Bipolar Disorder Adults studies, Monotherpy studies, Adjunctive therapy, and Pediatric Patients study. These studies are relating to Bipolar disorder.Clinical studies 14.3 Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder the study was only on Adults. Clinical studies 14.4 Irritability associated with Autistic Disorder: PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY! It goes on to say in a 8 week placebo-controlled trials, in pediatrics patients (6 to 17 years of age) who met the DMS-IV criteria for autistic disorder and demonstrated behavior such as tantrums, aggression, self- injurious, behavior etc. My son was not a pediatrics patient with any of these problems he was an adult with autism that was non verbal. The FDA only approved this irritability in autistic pediatrics, but it is being pushed on autistic adults who have some dementia related psychosis. Dementia, Alzheimer, Autism is all brain disorder in the neurological family. Autism is a brain abnormality, and you placed this drug on the market for autism when they NEVER did any studies for autistic adults. The FDA said I should contact an attorney.

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Seeking Elected Officials help

Letters from Elected Officials:

These are People that we voted for and put in office to help the American People. I must say I am at a lost for words. I have been on a Justice for my son Paul Victorian Jr, campaign for the last 11 month. I have been trying to seek help from my elected officials, governor, senators, attorney general, FDA, MEDWATCH, Attorneys, etc. And they all say the same thing you need to find an attorney or this is a legal matter, etc. I don’t have a computer so I have to write inserts from the letter as the Library don’t have a scanner. But I have inserts from my elected Officials, Please keep in mind I wrote to these elected officials after all the attorney who specializes in Medical malpractice, wrongful death, etc said they can’t help but I need to find another attorney. I’m so confused when people sue for silly stuff or kill people and they get help. My son was systematically killed by a negligent doctor and the pharmaceutical company that did not do required Clinical studies or human trials on medication that they are administering to the general public and it’s acceptable. Nobody cares because its not there son or daughter. But if my son was a big celebrity all eyes would be watching. They want to crucify Michael Jackson’s attorney because he was a big celebrity, my son was a star to me. My son doctor was worse than Michael Jackson’s doctor and he going unpunished, not even a slap on the wrist. I am truly at a lost, everyone says you need to sue,  I can’t find an attorney to represent me.

 

Office of the Governor Edmond Brown, July 9, 2013

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hill

Thank you for your correspondence concerning the food and drug administration (FDA)

The issues you have addressed is federal in nature and falls outside of the Governor’s jurisdiction. Our office suggest you contact Senator Dianne Feinstein or Senator Barbara Boxed on this matter and he enclosed there addresses. Then he said to contact my congressional representative. Governor Mr. Brown office of Constituent affairs never addressed the Medical part of my son’s letter or the corruption I enclosed in the coroners office.

 

Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, August 23, 2013

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hill

I have had my staff review your letter about the difficulties you are having with the Food and Drug Administration. I understand your concerns, and will be glad to do all I can to be of help. However, before my office can commence an inquiry, we need you to complete and sign the attached release form. Etc, etc, etc,. I did all that was asked. Then Senator Feinstein said. I look forward to hearing from you again, I am glad you came to me for aid, and I hope my staff will be of assistance.

 

Office Senator Dianne Feinstein, September 27, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Jamil Hill

Thank you so much for contacting my office and sharing your concerns with me. I appreciate your trust and am sorry to hear of your difficulties. I sympathize with your concerns and your desires to have your problem resolved. It appears your case is a legal matter and need the kind of assistance which can be provided by legal counsel. If you are not already working with an attorney, you may want to contact the local bar association, legal aid societies, or similar group which can assist you in finding an attorney.  Then she said As a United State Senator, I cannot intervene in, or comment on, a matter that is within jurisdiction of the courts. This policy preserves the separation of powers doctrine, delineated in the Constitution to the branches of government, and upholds the integrity of our system of justice. Etc, Etc, Etc… then she states, I appreciate you writing to me and do wish I could be more helpful to you. Senator Feinstein said it’s a legal matter why don’t the attorneys agree.

 

Office of Attorney Kamala D. Harris, August 26, 2013

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hill

 Thank you for your correspondence to the Office of attorney General, Please accept or Deepest Condolences on the loss of your son, Paul G Victorian Jr. Your Complaint against your son’s former physician should be directed to the California Medical Board, as this agency has exclusive Jurisdiction over this matter. The medical board may be as followed… Then she states; your concerns about the safety of RISPERIDAL and ABILIFY should be directed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as this agency has exclusive jurisdiction over this matter, The FDA may be contacted as followed… She enclosed both address. Then she states in closing, in addition we suggest that you consult with a private attorney to determine any civil remedies which may be available to you. An attorney will best represent your interest and is the one who services would be most helpful to you.  I did all that she asked I contacted the California Medical Board and The FDA.

 

Office MeDWatch,   FDA Adverse reporting program, November 1, 2013

 Thank you for submitting your report to MedWatch, the FDA safety information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

 This acknowledges confirms that your report was received. Reports are added to postmark safety database with similar reports and review by the FDA post marketing safety staff. Voluntary reports are essential for ensuring the continued safety of FDA-regulated products. Etc…. Sincerely Medwatch, it was a basic generated standard letter.

 

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Donald Dodds December 5, 2013

 His letter was 3 pages, and then he sent me a 75 page booklet from the manufacture of ABILIFY, which I already read, that proved that the manufacture did not do any clinical studies or human trials on autistic adults. The FDA basically said to find an attorney.

My Respond letter to the FDA
December 25, 2013

Division of Drug Information
Office of Communications
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Re: The letter & pamphlet. I received form you Dec 5, 2013 regarding my son’s death Paul G. Victorian Jr.

The FDA: Mr. Donald Dobbs
Thank you for the condolences regarding my son Paul Victorian death, although heart felt. I feel that you didn’t address any of my concerns and the drug was not tested for my son’s disability. The Pharmaceutical who manufacture Abilify, did not do any clinical test or human trials on Autistic adults. It was only human test and clinical trials on Autistic pediatrics. It was approved in November 2009 by the FDA for pediatrics patients with autism. But the Pharmaceuticals Company is making billions of dollars pushing this on unsuspecting autistic adults when we don’t know the effects of this medication. Autism is in the same family as Alzheimer, Dementia, etc it’s a brain disorder. This medication killed my son, and its being passed on to Autistic adults when they never did clinical studies or human trials on adults with autism. You sent me a 75 pages booklet regarding Abilify Safety, I have read over this same booklet since the day my healthy son passed away while taking this medication of Abilify. That was not clinically tested nor did they do human trial on Autistic adults. You see this information yourself on the first page. The warning, then you seen what this medication is treated for treatment of Schizophrenia adults & adolescent, Bipolar Adult & Adolescent, depressive disorder adults, Treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder (Pediatrics patients ages 6 to 17 years). The FDA black box warning only states * elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with an anti-psychotic drug are at an increased risk of death. It then states Abilify is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia related psychosis. Although the warning is stated on the first page, the pharmaceutical company didn’t do clinical studies or human trial on autistic adults. When Autistic adults have dementia related psychosis. Health care providers and doctor is pushing this drug on helpless autistic adults, when 75% have communication problems. My son didn’t have a voice he couldn’t tell us what he was going through.

Mr. Dobbs, in the 75 page pamphlet you sent me, Page 45 of 75 Clinical Studies part, it states Clinical Studies 14.1 Schizophrenia Adult Studies; it also states clinical studies on pediatric patients.
Clinical Studies 14.2 Bipolar Disorder Adults studies, Monotherpy studies, Adjunctive therapy, and Pediatric Patients study. These studies are relating to Bipolar disorder.
Clinical studies 14.3 Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder the study was only on Adults.
Clinical studies 14.4 Irritability associated with Autistic Disorder: PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY! It goes on to say in a 8 week placebo-controlled trials, in pediatrics patients (6 to 17 years of age) who met the DMS-IV criteria for autistic disorder and demonstrated behavior such as tantrums, aggression, self- injurious, behavior etc. My son was not a pediatrics patient with any of these problems he was an adult with autism that was non verbal. The FDA only approved this irritability in autistic pediatrics, but it is being pushed on autistic adults who have some dementia related psychosis. Dementia, Alzheimer, Autism is all brain disorder in the neurological family. Autism is a brain abnormality, and you placed this drug on the market for autism when they NEVER did any studies for autistic adults.

Mr. Dobbs, Only thing I know for sure is that my one and only son passed from a cardiac arrest on 30mg of Abilify. He didn’t have a heart disease, his heart was normal. He just had a complete Physical January 17, 2013 and he passed away February 22, 2013. Thirty two days later. I’m in pain. Most family went to visit there kids at there homes this Christmas, I went to Rockville Cemetery Row 2, Plot 1 on Campi Ave to spend Christmas with my one and only son. The crazy thing that we noticed is that the ground where his casket lays haven’t settled into the earth yet, my husband said it’s because Paul’s case/death isn’t settled. I promised Paul at his casket that mom was going to make this right, He didn’t have a voice but I, going to speak for him.I been trying to seek help since February 23, 2013 even before my baby was laid to rest trying to seek help. Now I noticed you said to contact MedWatch and I did that before I contacted the FDA. I was referred by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris of California to contact the FDA. Which I did and I received your letter. But I NEED HELP, this is a grave injustice and my son’s death will not be in vain. He was innocent, humble, selfless, sinless, my king.

Mr. Dobbs I realize that drug goes through rigorous testing before the FDA approves them. But this was a slip by the Pharmaceutical Company. Because they did test Pediatrics patients, not rats or monkeys. The fact remains this drug wasn’t tested on Autistic adults who are receiving it. My son started taking it April 2011 and he dies February 22, 2013. The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (abbreviated as FFDCA, FDCA, or FD&C), is a set of laws passed by Congress in 1938 giving authority to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics. Congress intended that the FDA set a floor for safety precautions. In the United States all pharmaceutical product must be tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administrator (FDA) of the United States Government. Before that product can be distributed and sold. The process incorporated sufficient pre-clinical data to support preceding the involvement of human trials. In our case this didn’t happen. I want all families and caregiver to know this medication was not approved for autistic adults. They should be advised of the need for closer observation and communication while taking any medications. Most autistic adults don’t have a voice and I’m gone to speak for them.

My one and son is dead at 25 years old, he died in his dad’s arms asking for help. He never regains consciousness. I’m mad, angry and hurt that this country seen to not care about a disabled man. My husband is a US Veteran, United State Navy. He gave this country 20 proud year’s federal employment. We need this country to fight for our son. God gave us Paul 26 years ago, and a non tested drug that slips through the cracks killed our son. The pharmaceutical company is directly responsible for my son’s death, had they did the proper test on autistic adults my son would probably be alive today. So they are responsible and liable for his death and I need justice. I need the FDA help since. They just passed this drug through and it killed my baby. We want the FDA to recall this medication for autistic adults, because there is NO safety for nonverbal Autistic adult kids. My only son paid the ultimate price with his life and I need the government to help us on behalf of my son Paul G Victorian Jr.

Doctors Negligence

 My son was under Dr Fine care when he prescribed my son the medication Risperdal then he switched it to Abilify, Both of the medications are not FDA approved by the United State Government for Autistic Adults. We were told that RISPERDAL & ABILITY were for Autism and we trusted this Doctor with our Autistic non verbal 25 year old son’s life. We were not aware that this medication was an antipsychotic medication and caused sudden death & cardiac arrest.

 My son went to see Dr Fine because of his anxiety in a new Adult program,  we never knew anxiety is part of adult autism. Dr Fine prescribed my son a medication that he said was for Autism, it was called Risperdal he told us that it might cause my son chest to lactate like a ladies that was all Dr. Fine told us, he said it was for Autism, He said it was safe; my son started this Medication on April 3, 2006 at 2mg. M son Paul Victorian never been sick a day in his life, Paul  never been hospitalized, never caught a common cold, he had the best immune system in our household. We NEVER wanted to medicate our son. But Dr Fine said this is for Autism. Paul appetite and his weigh increased at an alarming rate, my husband would walk Paul and we watched his food intake but this medication made him eat more and more, His weight was spiraling out of control. He was in an adult program which gave him community base experience, walking, YMCA, swimming community activities, we managed to try and control his weight with diet bars and walking. His weights became a big concern. His dad incorporates a daily walking program daily because we were concerned because Paul never fully lost weight it just went up and down throughout the year. His Doctor was aware of this and he did absolutely nothing or suggested and type of help. In 2011 Dr Fine switched my son to Abilify, because we told him Paul keep gaining weight. Paul had gained so much weight that he grew breast from RISPERDIAL but was never diagnosis, His doctor just switched   Paul to another medication, His breast never did lactate. But he gained so much weight. Dr Fine Switched Paul to Abilify at 15mg on April 28, 2011 his weight continue to climb but he was experiencing other thing like being agitated, anxious, etc. My husbands talked to Dr Fine and he just increased his dosage on March 29, 2012 to 20 mg. He then increased it to 30mg on November 26, 2012. My son Passed away 4 months later from cardiac arrest at age 25. We informed Dr Fine of all the changes that Paul was experiencing having; He just abandoned Paul’s care.

 Important Facts:

Dr Fine did not tell us of any of the side effects or adverse side effects. My son was Autistic and non verbal. He told us it was for Autism. Dr Fine failed to provide proper health care treatment due to his prescription of Risperdial & Abilify. And his negligence eventually leads to my one and only son’s death. I believe Dr Fine is just as to blame and the Pharmaceutical Company the makers of RISPERDIAL & ABILIFY who didn’t do clinical test or human trials on Autistic adults, Dr. Fine should have researched this medication before he administered this poison to my one and only son. My son Paul G Victorian Jr should have never been prescribed this medication because it was not relevant to his disability. When doctors prescribed medication, they are responsible for informing their patients of the benefit from such drug and risk factors related to their decision, as in all jobs. There are pros and cons of all the drugs they prescribe to their patients, especially when they have specific needs. We were only told of breast growth and lactating nothing else and that was for RISPERDAL, we were told of nothing for ABILIFY only that it was for Autism. My son’s weight became the more prominent problem. We trusted this doctor with our son’s life. Dr Fine didn’t do proper follow ups, he didn’t monitor my son while on this medication, He didn’t order labs and test when he increased the ABILIFY twice in 2012, He neglected our cries for help when he seen my son’s weigh changed. Paul weight was around 220lb when he started taking this medication and he was 6’3-6’4, depending on how he was standing, He stood with a slant. He gained 132lbs while on these medication. Dr Fine abandoned my son as a patient for no reason other than saying something about the state regulations and something about his records, but my son’s medical insurance never changed or was in question. We have no idea why he abandoned our son’s care.

 On Paul’s last office visit with his dad and Dr Fine, My husband informed him about all the changes, anxiety, being agitated, etc. Dr. Fine seen Paul and the huge amount of weight gain he didn’t say one word. Like let’s get some test done, Dr Fine didn’t say I need blood workup, labs nothing …. He said absolutely nothing regarding my son’s physical appearance. We trusted this doctor, with our son’s life. What doctor Fine did tell my husband that he needed to find another doctor because he is letting all of his partnership patients because he didn’t like how the state was regulating his books, or something like that. He did say I will give you a 6 month supply of ABILIFYuntil you find another doctor and he increased the medication to 30mg, he did this without any medical workup he should have did his due diligence when it came to my son’s care. My husband called Dr Fine to see if he could help us with another doctor since Paul was still on this medication, Paul was experiencing bad changes and having crazy episodes that we didn’t understand, we needed to secure a doctor and called Dr Fine again he basically said you can go to any doctor just let them know what he’s taking. He said he would see what he could do; He never got back to us.

 Paul was sweating a night, we thought he was hot so we put a fan on him, He would scream and say mom he hurting me, then point to his self. He was agitated, had bad headaches, his heart would beat fast at times, on 4 different occasion he screamed HELP,  he seemed anxious, and his school called about things they were experiencing at school. We needed help and it was important but we had no one. My husband called Dr Moshier Paul’s primary care doctor since 2004. And we asked for an appointment because Paul needed a check up. The earliest appointment was January 17, 2013. Paul passed away 32 days later from a cardiac arrest.  Dr Fine is negligent he should have brought Paul in and had a complete medical workup especially since he increased his dosage to the highest dosage allowed 30mg and he physically seen my son’s weight was out of control and he was informed of other things. Dr Fine denied my son medical treatment that probably could have saved my son’s life and Paul probably could have been weaned off that medication that was not FDA approved for his disability. Dr Fine should have promoted an effective program to monitor and improve the quality of care for my son’s, especially since he was autistic and non verbal and couldn’t make his needs known. Legally doctors may not dismiss a patient in the midst of ongoing care. My son had ongoing medical care under this doctor since 2006. Dr Fine abandoned my son and his treatment suddenly, he terminated Paul’s patient-doctor relationship without giving sufficient time to locate another practitioner and he did not do a referral.

 In The American Medical Association has established guidelines regarding when a doctor may fire a patient, based on the code of ethics. Termination of the Physician-patient relationship that physician have an obligation to support “Continuity of Care” for there patients. While physicians have the options of withdrawing from a case, they cannot do so without giving notice to the patient, relative or sufficiently long in advance of withdrawal to permit another medical physician is secured. It states that physicians should always make referrals decisions based on the best interest of their patient. It also states that a doctor may not dismiss a patient in midst of ongoing medical care, Called continuity of care.

 Dr Fine clearly didn’t do research on this medication, it clearly states this was an antipsychotic medication, It changed the functions in the brain and it was not FDA approved for Autistic adults, It is the responsibility every physician be competent in their chosen specialty; new reports are studies are published every month. Doctors must stay current in their knowledge with regards to the care and treatment of medical conditions. Had he did a little research or cared just a little about my son’s health, Paul would probably be alive today, the fact remain this doctor prescribed a medication that was not FDA approved for his disability or relevant to Autistic adults. My son was not psychotic, he was not schizophrenic, nor did he have bipolar or manic depression, that what that medication was for and it was approved in November 2009 by the FDA, It was approved for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder

 (Ages 6 to 17). This medication didn’t apply to my son; the physician had a responsibility to stay current on prescription medication, allergic reaction, treatments suggestion. Had this doctor stayed current on this medication he would have seen it was not approved for autistic adults. He would have known about the warning and sudden death that the FDA had about ABILIFY which states: The FDA has a black box warning and precautions in elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer or related psychosis, can cause sudden death and cardiac arrest. if you look at a list of neurological condition and disorder (Brain disorder / degenerative brain disease) you will see that Alzheimer, AUTISM. Dementias are in the same family, and the list goes on. A number of medical conditions can cause psychosis, including prescription drugs, degenerative brain disease, infection that affects the brain. Autism is in the same family as Alzheimer, dementia, etc.

 Dr Fine prescribed this medication and he is responsible for my son’s pain and suffering and ultimate death,. Important facts when taking this medication that the doctor NEVER TOLD US ABOUT:

Fact #1  Patients and there families need to be warned about the risk and educated about how to identify early signs, It states that patients need to be monitored and the drug must be stopped at the earliest sign of the symptoms or disorder.

Fact #2 Patients treated with antipsychotic (first and second) generation medication experience increased incidences of fatalities

Fact #3 Because of the serious side effects of antipsychotic its important to CLOSELY monitor a patients using them, the patient should still regularly see a therapist or doctor, to keep track of symptoms and keep them at bay.

Fact #4 this medication was not FDA approved for his disability, they never did clinical studies or human trials on the medication. It was not for my son’s disability. It was ONLY approved by the FDA for autistic pediatrics patient’s age 6-17years old.

Fact #5 ABILIFY is an antipsychotic medication it works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. It state that this medication is used to treat psychotic conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar, manic depression and on November 24, 2009 according Reuters article: FDA approved for pediatrics patients with autism as part of a treatment program.

Fact#6 it’s important for physician to follow vital signs, weight, metabolic laboratory, and sudden blood glucose, lipids, and electrolytes, renal/liver functions. Concerns about these adverse effects are high and risks exist.

Fact #7 According to a new study Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, highly popular class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotic significantly increases a patient’s risk of suffering from a heart attack. My son passed on 2/22/13 from cardiac Arrest according to ER Report.

Fact #8 ABILIFY may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adult with dementia-related psychosis. (Note Autism is a degenerative brain disorder like dementia, Alzheimer, etc) Bottom line it was never any clinical tested or human trials for autistic adults. How does the pharmaceutical companies knows the effect on Autistic adults, when they did NO studies.

Fact #9 Last important fact, it states that this medication ABILIFY can cause elevated blood sugar, elevated cholesterol, elevated high blood pressure, and severe obesity. And it states that all of that can cause direct harm to the function of the heart. Overall it’s a prescription cardiac arrest/sudden death. Please look at my son’s current physical Jan 17, 2013. He had elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, etc.

 Dr Fine last dose increase of 30mg was a fatal increase, which caused my son’s death,. Paul was displaying all the fatal sign’s of Neuoleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) according to our research after Paul died,  according to MEDTV, Sign of MNS is high fever, sweating, confusion, elevated/irregular blood pressure, increased heart rate at times, it states that this is fatal. Paul was displaying all of this in December 2012 It states that ABILIFY can cause a life threaten condition called (NMS) high fever, irregular pulse, or blood pressure, fast heart rate ( tachycardia) sweating, irregular heart beat.  Dr Fine never did a medical workup when he increased the medication to 30mg. it states that patients being treated with ABILIFY need to be monitor appropriately and observe for clinical worsening and unusual changes and behavior, especially when a dosage changes, either increased or decreased, and it also states that ABILIFY should be written for the smallest quantity or tablets, consistent with good patient’s management. Paul never received Good Patient management from Dr. Fine, when he prescribed this poison to my helpless child. Dr. Moshier seen Paul on Jan 17, 2013. His blood pressure was elevated without any diagnosis of hypertension and his cholesterol was slightly elevated, Paul passed 32 days later from cardiac arrest. Dr Fine abandoned my son’s care and left Paul to fend for his self and he knew my son was autistic and non verbal. We trusted this man with our son’s life and he abandoned us. He did not inform us or educate us about this medication ABILIFY, That was not FDA approved for his disability, he only told us about RISPERDAL. My son was switched to ABILIFY

 Paul had No cardiac history, No chest pains, and no indication of a cardiac problem. Paul  was asymptotic no cardiac symptoms to trigger a doctor to do a cardiac workup. He had no chest pain, no shortness of breath, nothing He was there for Anxiety, and being anxious.

 

Paul’s Physical Exam (Inserts) January 17, 2013 Dr Michael Moshier

Review of System:

General: the patient is a healthy appearing male who is alert (times3)

No Abnormal labs in past 12 months

No medical condition (autistic Disorder)

Review of system:

CV: NO HEART DISEASE, chest pains, palpitation, syncope, edema

HEART: S1, S2 Normal, No murmur, rub, or gallop, regular rate and rhythm

CHEST: Clear to percussion and auscultation, no rales or wheezes, are heard

796.2 elevated blood pressures without diagnosis of hypertension He passed away 32 days later while out walking 10 minutes with is dad.

 Worse day of our life February 22, 2013

My beloved son Paul came home from his adult program Pace Suisun, and he said dad walk? My husband told him not yet, because my husband was having medical issues and he put walking off for two day. So my husband said not yet son in about a hour are so. My husband and Paul drove to Hilborn and Waterman st to talk there daily walk, His dad walked Paul slow because he walked at a slant and he stopped to pick up leaves and twigs, so after about 10 minutes Paul seem like he wanted to sit down and his dad said hold on son let me run and get the truck, so Paul started to sit down on the street, when my husband got to Paul to help him up, Paul said DAD HELP, DAD HELP, , while helping him my husband said I got you son, The last word’s my son uttered was Dad help and he went unconscious in his dad’s arms. My husband immediately started CPR and a lady running down the street and a gentleman walking came to assist, someone called the Ambulance. Medic Ambulance was there immediately and they transported my son to North Bay hospital in Fairfield, CA. My husband arrived at the hospital before the ambulance and he was instructed to go into this room to meet with the ER doctor, Dr Seth Kauffman. They informed my husband that our son had passed away, he never regain conscious. He was diagnosis with cardiac arrest, Dr Kauffman said this don’t happen to a 25 year old out walking, My husband was distraught and said how can I tell my wife that our one and only son passed away, You see I wasn’t in town I was out of town for a job interview. My husband was gone to fly to Los Angeles to meet me for my Birthday February 25. He told me that him and Paul was going for a walk, And I told him to call me when he get back. On my Birthday February 25th, 2013 I was at a funeral home making arrangements for my baby…. The ER doctor Seth Kauffman and my husband discuss an autopsy, and it was agreed. 

 Insert from Dr Seth Kauffman ER Report February 22, 2013

  • Result: Cardiac Arrest
  • Arrival Mode: Ambulance
  • Review of System: Unable to do clinical condition
  • Medical History: Autism
  • General Appearance: Unresponsive
  • Heart: No Heart Sound
  • Echocardiogram: No cardiac Activity
  • DIAGNOSIS: CARDIAC ARREST
  • Discharge Plans: Expired time 02/22/2013
  • Autopsy: Yes, requested by Physician/ family

 Paul’s death was a direct result from the side effect from the dangerous drug ABILIFY. This Medication was not FDA approved and this negligent doctor neglected my son’s care, He abandoned my son’s ongoing treatment, Dr Fine did not tell us or educated us about this drug, He did not do proper lab work or follow ups, Dr Fine  increased his dosage when he gave us the 6 month supply. After careful research on ABILIFY we found out that; Family and caregivers of patients being treated with ABILIFY should be alerted about the need to monitor patient for the emergence of agitation, irritability, unusual changes in behavior, and report symptoms immediately to health care provider. It also states that Prescription for ABILIFY should be written for the smallest quantity of tablets, consistent with good patient management. My son was given the highest dosage allowed and was not monitor or brought in for lab work. His doctor didn’t care about my son’s health and he prescribed this medication, we didn’t prescribe this poison ourselves. His doctor did and he neglected my son, He seen the weight gain of over 300 plus pounds and did absolutely nothing to help him. My son didn’t weigh half as much before he started taking this defected drug that was not FDA approved.  Just like we researched Dr Fine could have did it and gave us other options but he didn’t, he put our son on an antipsychotic medication. Our son was not psychotic! We didn’t graduate from Columbia, Harvard or any other top medical school in the country, we didn’t neglect my son’s standard of care, Dr Fine Did.

 It states on ABILIFY website 5.2 clinical worsening or depression: It states ALL patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidal and unusual behavior, especially during the first few months of a course of drug therapy, or at times of DOSAGE CHANGES, EITHER INCREASED OR DECREASE. This doctor increased it to a frighten 30mg, and then dropped him as a patient. We seen the horrible changes and ask for help, ask for a referral,we got no help from Dr Fine, The physician who prescribe this medication so we contacted his primary care physician Dr Michael Moshier  and ask for a appointment. His next available appointment was January 17, 2013.  Paul passed 32 days later from cardiac arrest with a normal heart. No heart disease.

 This is killing my husband and me, because we gave this medication to our son, we never wanted to medicate him, but we was  told it was for Autism, when it is currently NO medication that treats Autism. We are beating ourselves up because we were ignorant to the fact about this medication ABILIFY; this is killing us because we trusted this doctor with our son’s life. We thought he knew what he was doing or had our son best interest, but he clearly didn’t. Prior to all these crazy drugs Paul had the best immune system he never got sick, had an ear ache, cold, flu, nothing. I’ve lived in Solano county for 22 years and the only visit my son had to the hospital was the day the ambulance brought his unresponsive body, the day he passed away. We did research after our son’s death but it shouldn’t have had to go to us researching, Dr Fine should have been knowledgeable about this dangerous medication he prescribed to my son, He NEVER told us of the danger, The only medication he told us about was RISPERDAL and he said it might make him grow breast or lactate that’s it, and we look for that symptom. Only thing RISPERDIAL was doing was making my son gain weight, this Doctor switched him to another medication more deadly called ABILIFY, and then did two dosages increase in 2012 why? We didn’t know it was an antipsychotic medication that is known to cause sudden death and cardiac arrest. My son died in his dads arms.

 My son was a Victim of this negligent doctor, who prescribed this dangerous drug. We are seeking justice because hadn’t my son ever been prescribed this medication he would be alive today, had his doctor monitor him closely and see the changes, he could have given him alternative treatment or weaned him off this dangerous drug. Better yet had he research it and found that it was not for Autistic Adults, Only Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Manic Depression and Approved by the FDA in November 2009 for the treatment of Pediatric patients with irritability of Autism that’s part of a treatment program that closely monitor. Dr Fine should have known that my son was at risk of a cardiac arrest, had he seen my son. Please refer back to fact #9 …It states that this medication ABILIFY can cause elevated blood sugar, elevated cholesterol, elevated high blood pressure, and severe obesity. And it states that all of that can cause direct harm to the function of the heart. Overall it’s a prescription cardiac arrest/sudden death. Again, we would like to sue Dr Fine on the grounds of Medical malpractice, Gross negligence, failure to diagnosis, wrong prescribed medication, abandonment, not legally giving us notice to secure another physician or referral. Yes, he broke the physician patient relationship and abandoned and neglected my son’s care. Paul’s death is killing my family. One attorney told us he didn’t see neglect, but I wonder what he would have said if it was his only son.  Doctors can’t play God, Dr Fine is to blame he prescribed this and he neglected my son’s care, hindsight is truly 20-20.

 Doctor’s takes oath just like my husband did when he joined the U.S. NAVY to serve, and protect this county. Doctors need to be held to that same standard. We entrusted our son to his care and he neglected my son. Ethically and legally he should have been obligated to act in Paul’s’ best interest when he took him on as a patient. Yes, unethical and unprofessional conduct occurred when it came to my son’s level of care. Dr Fine did not provide competent medical care with compassion and with the respect for my son’s medical care. It is a code of medical ethics that any doctor must uphold. To me this negligence of my son care is a criminal offence. Dr Fine Negligence resulted in a larger complication that resulted in my son’s death; this negligence has affected my whole family. Paul came from a good family my husband and I have been married 27 years, my husband is an honorable discharge Veteran of the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Carl Vinson. He loved and protected his country. We pay or taxes, we vote, good law abiding citizen. Paul had a good life, he had classmates, teachers, friends who loved and enjoyed him. He like bowling and walking with his class for community activities, Just because you are non verbal and autistic don’t mean your not a human being with out feelings, Paul had all them emotions. I will never here my son say MOM I LOVE YOU! I will never see that smile on his face, I will never get to meet his kids, my grandkids, his wife, or he will never have a life. Paul enjoyed his family reunions every year in PortervilleCA; Paul loved his one and only nephew Jordan. My son was not psychotic, he was not irritable, he was not violent, and he was a humble, sinless, honest young man whose life was cut short suddenly. Paul loved his family and he showed it with his smile, when he smiled it lit up the whole room. He repeated some words but having Autism was a challenge with trying to communicate, but you always felt love when Paul was around, my son was my gentle giant 6-2 to 6’-3.

 I was honored that God choose me to be his mother and I want my baby back. Why should our life be turned upside down, we didn’t do this to our son, why don’t our son have the right to live, I will never get to meet his kids. I told my baby when I was standing at his casket saying goodbye that mom is going to speak for you, cause you didn’t have a voice and you couldn’t tell us what this medication was doing to you, You were asking for help the day you took your last breath when you said DAD HELP. I will continue to fight for my baby, but to be told by 26 plus attorney that they don’t see negligence; this has confused and baffled me.  I’m not the doctor; I didn’t prescribe this medication, and then neglected his standard of care. Pharmaceutical companies, doctors, healthcare provider are doing all of us a disservice when they only care about money and pushing this poison to non verbal Autistic adults. My fight is for my son and every other non verbal autistic adult who is being administered a dangerous antipsychotic medication that has nothing to do with their disability. It was Dr Fine duty as a healthcare provider, to professional abides by an acceptable level of skill and care. Dr Fine standard fell below the established standards by law to protect patients. He was very incompetent or just didn’t care.

 My neighbor son Roland who lives across the street was one of Paul’s classmates and he attended my son’s funeral. His mom came and asked us what happen to Paul, She then said was he on medication We said yes, ABILIFY, She gasp and said OMG, Roland was on that and we pulled him off after two weeks because he told us how he was feeling and the episodes he was having. I said to her, the difference was that Roland was autistic and highly function with a voice; Paul was non verbal without a voice. Some Autism adults are low and high functioning. My beloved only son was low functioning. He didn’t have a voice but I am speaking for him…. If this was your son, would you give up? I’m not I just need one, just one person with a heart to read this case in its entirety. My only son died in his dads arms. Asking for help!!! What would you do…. I have enclosed everything. I have been on this journey for 11 months seeking justice for my son and no one will help me. It’s crazy Senator Dianne Feinstein said it’s a legal matter, Attorney General Kamala Harris said it’s a legal matter, The FDA said it’s a legal matter, But No attorney has said it’s a legal matter. I have so many rejecting letters but that doesn’t do nothing but make me stronger.  I ask again if it was your only son would you stop seeking justice.

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Paul’s Complete Physical Exam 01/17/2013 ( Passed 32 days later)

I don’t have a scanner to scan these pages but I will put insert from his physical exam.

 

My Son’s Paul G. Victorian Jr

Complete Physical Exam January 17, 2013

By Dr. Michael Moshier Sutter Health Care, Fairfield, Ca

                

       (Parts of My son’s PAUL VICTORIAN JR Complete Physical Exam)

 

The Patient is here today for a general physical exam and follows up of the following medical problems: Patients present with: Complete physical exam

Health Maintenance-flu shot

Medication reconciliation- 2 antidepressants- names unknown

Notes;

 

No abnormal labs in the past 12 months

Past medical history:

Review of patient’s past surgical history indicates

HX No Significant past Surg Hist

 

SOCIAL HISTORY:

Tobacco Use: Never

Alcohol Use: No

Drug Use: No

 

FAMILY HISTORY:

Family history included No Sig Fam PMH in his father or mother

 

MEDICATION:

No current prescription on file (Was included later on report)

 

ALLERGIES:

Review of patient’s allergies indicates no known allergies.

 REVIEW OF SYSTEM:

*      GENERAL: No weight loss, fever or fatigue

*      EYES: No Visual disturbances, no diplopia

*      ENT: no earaches, bleeding gums, or epistaxis

*      GI: Denies any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, no hepatitis, no blood in stool

*      CV: NO heart Disease, chest pain, palpitation, syncope, or edema

*       RESP: No cough,asthma or wheezing.

*      NEURO: No headaches, dizziness, vertigo, or tremors.

*      GU: No dysuria, frequency, no prostate problems, or hematuria

*      HEME: No easy bruising, or lymph node sweeling

*      ENDO: No Polyuria

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:

 

  • GENERAL: The patient is a healthy-appearing male who is alert and oriented
  • EYES: Pupilas are equal, round, regular and reactive to light and accommodation. Fundi: retina are normal without lesions, exudates, or papilledema
  • ENT: Ears are normal. Mouth and pharynx are normal. Nasal mucosa normal
  • NECK: Carotids are without bruits. Thyroid is normal to palpation.
  • CHEST: Clear to percussion, and auscultation. No ralse or wheezes are heard.
  • HEART: Heart: S1, S2 normal, no murmur, rub or gallop, regular rate and rhythm.
  • ABDOMEN: Soft and non-tender. Bowels sounds are active, No hepatosplenomegaly present.
  • GENITALIA: Normal no hernia no masses testes normal and descended
  • RECTAL: Deferred
  • EXTREMETIES: No edema, Pulses are intact
  • LYMPH: No cervical axillary or groin adenopathy
  • NEUROLOGIC: Cranial nerves intact. No motor sensory defect, reflexes are equal, Gait normal

 

 

IMPRESSION PLAN:

V70.0 Routine General medical examination at a health care facility (Primary encounter diagnosis)

 796.2 elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension

 Plan: Basic Metabolic Panel

LIPID PROFILE- Future

CBC WITH AUTOMATED DIFFERENTIAL-Future

URINALYSIS WITH MICROSCOPE-Future

 V04.81  Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against influenza

Plan: INFLUENZA VAC PRES FREE (FLU CLINIC) 3 YO (V04.81) W/MD

 300.00 Anxiety state, unspecified

 299.00L Autistic Disorder

 Low salt diet rechecks in 2 months

 

Michael Moshier, MD

Family Medicine

Sutter Regional Medical

Please note that this was a complete physical exam and they did complete lab work as well. My son did not have Heart Disease, he did not have Hypertension, he did however have a normal heart, his chest was clear, etc. My husband took him because his medication was increased and he was having these drastic changes, weight was the primary concern becasue he gained 132lb since he started the medication and his negligent doctor never address our concerns are monitorted our son, And to add insult to injury the doctor who prescribed this antiposychotic medication  dropped my son as a patient for no apparent reason all of a sudden. He abanonded my son treatment when he prescribed this medication, he did not monitor my son while on this medication, he did not do current lab work when he increased his dosage twice in March 29, 2012 he increased his dosage to 20mg, Then in November 26, 2012 it ws increased to 30mg. When it states on the website from the manufacture of Ability(we researched after our son’s death) it states on their website: play close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behavior, its states this is very important when an antipedressant medicine is started or when a DOSE is changed. My son’s was changed twice. It states that Abilify may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions. ( Note Autism is a degenerative brain disorder family). It also states that Patients need to be warned about the risk and educated about how to identify early signs. It states that the patient should still regularly see a therapist or doctor, to keep track of symptoms and keep them at bay. That didn’t happen in our case, His doctor gave us a prescription with 3 refills on them, and when he was low the doctor would call in another prescription. But we always talk about Pauls weight it was a big concern but the psychartist who prescribed this didn’t do anything, He never told us any information about abilify or the risk nothing, He just switched my son Paul from on antipsychotic RISPERDAL to another ABILIFY. He did tell us about Risperdal, only that it might cause his chest to lactate like a lady. That was a concern to use but he was the professional and we trusted him. My son grew breast from Ridperdal but was switch to Abilify in 2011.    

Paul G Victorian Jr Story

                         Justice for my Son Paul G Victorian Jr

                  My name is Tina Bridgett- Hill and I am on a mission to advocate for those Autistic Adults who don’t have a voice. They are being administered two dangerous prescription medication Risperdal & Abilify. Both of these medications are being given to Autistic Adults and are not FDA approved for Autistic Adults disability. Risperdal & Abilify are two antipsychotic medications that are prescribed for the treatment of Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, manic depression, and on November 2009 Abilify was approved by the FDA for pediatric patients with Autism, that part of a treatment program. But, healthcare providers, psychiatrist, and doctors are prescribing this dangerous drug to “Autistic Adults”; these medications that they are pushing on our low functioning; non verbal Autistic Adults is unjust. They don’t know what being done to them, they trust their parents and caregivers, but the fact is The pharmaceutical company that produce this dangerous drug  “NEVER” did any clinical studies or human trials on adults with Autism. They were approved for Autistic kids with behavioral and irritability problems that are part of a treatment program. I don’t want any autistic adult or their families to suffer like mines are. Please I ask you read my story below. My son paid the ultimate price.

In the United States we have laws that are set forth to help individuals, but I am at a crossroad because I can not seem to get help for my one and only son’s death. His name was Paul Victorian jr and he did not have a voice. My son’s death was not media worth nor was it video taped, but it was an injustice and I need help. As of yet I can’t find an Attorney who is willing to represent me, But I in all my rejection letters they do say one thing that the same, you need to find and attorney and then the statue of limitation. But no one is willing to help me. I have written to my elected officials Governor Jerry Brown of California, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Attorney General Kamala D Harris of California, etc. Dept of Justice in Washington DC, The FDA and numerous government agency in an attempt to seek justice for my one and only son Paul G Victorian Jr, as of yet I can not find any help so my only recourse is the media, social network, etc. Every agency says to find an attorney, but all the 25 attorneys who have rejected my case, says you need to find an attorney; they state the statue of limitations. I am puzzled, mad, hurt and angry. Please I beg you read my story then tell me what you would do if this happen to your one and only son.

My son Paul Gerard Victorian Jr was born with Autism in 1987, my son have never been sick a day in his life, never had an ear ache, cold, flu, Paul had an amazing immune system. Paul graduated high school in 2005 with a certificate of completion; After Paul graduated from high school and moved to the post secondary school he seems more anxious and nervous to change. We never knew that anxiety was a part of Autism in Adult, but he was referred to this doctor who prescribed an Autistic Medication, That’s what we were told. The only problem was this medication Risperdial and Abilify wasn’t approved for Autism in Adults (I will come back to that). My son was not a kid he was 19 years old, he weighed 220lb and he was 6’3-6’4 in height when he was prescribed this medication, My son was non verbal and had communication challenges, he could not make his needs know very well. How ever Paul did repeat a lot of words. My son started taking risperdial at age 19 @1-2 mg we were not told of any side effects only that he might gain breast or lactate like a woman, that was a cause for concerns but we were told this was for Autism, my husband still assisted Paul with bathing so we watched for these signs. My son started eating more and more, gaining more and more weigh throughout the years, it was alarming and we told the negligent doctor who prescribed this medication. At 22 years of age, this doctor said lets switch him to another medication called “abilify” this to is for Autism, He started my son at 15mg in April 2011, My son started changing not only weight in his everyday life, The doctor increased the dosage in May 2012 to 20mg, We told the doctor that Paul was changing, he screamed twice at night, Paul came to his dad and said DAD he’s hurting me.. When his dad asks who, he said HIM! And pointed to his self, my some seem panic, agitated, and anxious something he never did. My husband took him to this doctor in October 2012 and told him what Paul was going through, he never ask to do lab work, run test, anything. What he did do was tell my husband that he was dropping my son as a patient because of the state regulation him, something. He actually didn’t give a concrete reason; however he did say I will give you a 6 month supply of Abilify until you find another doctor, and he increased his dosage to 30mg.

In November 2012 we needed help desperately because Paul’s doctor who prescribed this poison dropped him unexpectedly after all these years. We called Dr Moshier Paul’s primary care doctor and ask for an appointment because was changing, the earliest appointment was January 17, 2013. Paul would sweat a lot, seemed anxious, heart was beating fast at time, agitated, confused, etc. My son seen Dr Michael Moshier his primary doctor on January 17, 2013 and 32 days later he dies at age 25 from a cardiac arrest. He had NO Heart Disease, NO hypertension, Chest was clear, Heart was normal.

When my son seen Dr Moshier at SutterHospital he did a complete physical exam, and blood work, complete labs. Paul had no cardiac history, No chest pains, and no indication of a cardiac problem. My son was asymptomatic; it was no cardiac symptoms to trigger a doctor to do a cardiac workup. He had no shortness of breath, no chest pains shortness of breathe nothing.  (Insert from Physical Exam January 17, 2013)

Review of System:

*General: patient is healthy- appearing male who is alert and oriented

*No Abnormal labs in past 12 months

* No medical history (Autistic Disorder)

CV: No Heart Disease, chest pains, palpitation,syncope,edema

Heart: S1, S2 Normal, No murmur, rub or gallop, regular rate and rhythm

Chest: clear to percussion and ausculatation, no rales or wheezes are heard

796.2 Elevated Blood Pressure with NO DIAGNOSIS of Hypertension

February 22, 2013 was the worse day of our lives. My son came from his adult program Pace Suisun, and he asked his said DAD WALK? My husband said in a minute son, because his dad was tired but Paul had gained over 132 lbs on that medication. His weight had increased from 220lbs to 373lbs from both of the medications, my son was struggling with all that weight, so over the years his dad would walk him to get the weight off and it was a slow pace because our son walked with a slight slant. On Feb 22, 2013 his dad said come on son let’s go for our walk. My husband drove to the same location he had been walking for the last three years on Waterman Blvd in Fairfield.  After 10 minutes of walking my son was trying to sit on the ground, Then hid dad said wait son let me run and get the truck. When he got back he tried to assist Paul in standing and getting into the truck, my beloved son last words were DAD HELP, DAD HELP, DAD help… the third time my son went unconscious, my husband started immediate CPR, and a lady jogging ran over to assist she called 911,  The ambulance were their with in minutes. My son was transported to NorthbayHospital in Fairfield, CA. He was pronounced dead from a Cardiac Arrest (Inserts from ER report Dr Seth Kauffman)

Result Title: Cardiac Arrest

Arrival mode: Ambulance

Review of system: unable to due clinical conditions

Medical History: AUTISM

General appearance: unresponsive

Heart: NO SOUND

Diagnosis: Cardiac Arrest

Discharge Plan: expired time 02/22/2013

Autopsy: Yes Request by ER doctor & Family

Dr Seth Kauffman said this just don’t happen to a 25 year old out walking. He said my son’s death was sudden.  After Paul passed away in his dad arms, we looked up this medication, we trusted his doctor with our son’s life and we found some horrific facts about this deadly poison. What we uncovered was the warning about Abilify: that it is an Antipsychotic medication used only for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and Autism in pediatrics with irritability that part of a treatment program. It was alarming. We then look up the pharmaceutical company clinical studies and we astonished to find out that it was not FDA approved for Autistic Adults, There were no Clinical studies or human trials on Autistic Adults so how do they know the effect of this medication. 

The FDA has a black box warning and precautions in elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer or related psychosis, can cause sudden death and cardiac arrest. On was autistic and if you look at a list of neurological condition and disorder (Brain disorder / degenerative brain disease) you will see that Alzaheimer, AUTISM. Dementias are in the same family, and the list goes on. A number of medical conditions can cause psychosis, including prescription drugs, degenerative brain disease, infection that affects the brain. They should include Autism in that Black box warning, they have one clinical study on file now date February 22, 2013 and the patient was my son Paul G Victorian jr. Finding it causes sudden death, cardiac arrest death in Autistic adults as well.

Fact#1 there are currently NO MEDICATION FOR AUTISM!

Facts #2 this medication was not FDA approved for his disability, No clinical studies or human trials and they are administering this medication to non verbal autistic adults without voices who can’t communicate. Or telling you what they are feeling and going through. And it wasn’t approved for their disability

Fact #3 Abilify is an antipsychotic medication, it work by changing the actions of chemical in the brain. It state this medication he was one is used to treat psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar, manic depression, and On November 24, 2009 according to Reuters article: FDA approved fro pediatrics patients with autism part of a treatment program.

Fact #4 Abilify states it may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related psychosis condition. ( Note: Autism is in the degenerative brain disorder family along with Alzheimer, dementia and other brain disease)

Fact #5 it is important for physician to follow vital signs, weight, metabolic laboratory, and study blood glucose, lipids, and electrolytes, renal/level functions. Concerns about the adverse effects are high and risk exists.  (The doctor who prescribe this didn’t do any of this, he called in the medication and raised his dosage twice without and lab work, and he seem the weight increase)

Fact #6 Patients treated with antipsychotic (first or second generation) medication experienced an increased incidence of fatality.

Fact #7 Patients and there families need to be warned about the risk and educated about how to identify early signs, IT states that PATIENTS NEED TO BE MONITORED and the drug must be stopped at the earliest sign of changes.

Fact #8 because of the serious side effects of antipsychotic it is important to closely monitor a patient using the, It also states the Patient should regularly see a therapist or doctor to keep track of symptoms and keep them at bay.

Fact #9 According to the new study at VanderbiltUniversityschool of Medicine,  the highly popular class of drug known as atypical significantly increased patient risk of suffering from a heart attack. My son died from cardiac arrest

Fact #10 Last important facts it states hat this medication can cause elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, elevated cholesterol and severe obesity. It also states that that all this can cause direct harm to the function of the heart. Overall it’s a prescription for cardiac arrest/ sudden death.

FACT #11 My son was an Autistic adult who entrusted his parents with his life, and we trusted a doctor, who neglected our cries for help, then dropped my son as a patient.

In the United States all pharmaceutical product must be tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administrator (FDA) of the United States Government. Before that product can be distributed and sold. The process incorporated sufficient pre-clinical data to support preceding the involvement of human trials. In our case this didn’t happen. I want all families and caregiver to know this medication was not approved for autistic adults. They should be advised of the need for closer observation and communication while taking any medications. Most autistic adults don’t have a voice and I’m gone to speak for them.

Clinicial Studies Risperdial:

The FDA approved risperdial without gaining any information on Autistic Adults, Listed below there clinical studies: Schizophrenia Adults & Pediatrics 13-17yr old, Bipolar disorder Adults & Pediatric 10-17yr old,  Irritability with Autism Pediatrics 5-16yrs old.

Clinicial Studies Abilify

The FDA approved abilify without gaining any information on Autistic Adults, Listed below clinical studies. Schizophrenia Adults & Pediatrics 13-17ys old, Bipolar disorder Adults & Pediatrics 10-17yrs old, Major Depressive disorder adults ONLY, Irritability with Autistic Disorder Pediatrics Only 6-17 yrs old.

My son should have never been on this medication it was not for his disability, this medicine changed our son. We are suffering everyday, losing our one and only son is killing us. My son was my king, he was a precious angel whom never hurt anyone, he loved his family, his classmates in his adult program, he loved bowling, I will never meet his wife or my grandchildren’s, I was honored God choose me to be his mother. I want my baby back. We go to his gravesite daily and we ask our son for forgiveness. We gave him this medication everyday of his short life. I apologize to him. My son asked for help when he took his last breath in his dad’s arms. Now you close your eyes and picture if that was you. What would you do, I’m not giving up and im going to continue to tell my story. I don’t want another family to go through what my family is going through. God help us to cope……

Daily suffering

   Our Daily Suffering

Paul was my baby, my one and only son. He was a true blessing to my family. I always wanted a son and God sent me an Angel, My son was my gentle giant. Everyday I wait for him to open my door and say mom I love you, I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that Paul will never open the door and say these words to me. Paul was a young man that any family would love to have, He was kind, gentle, always smiled and he loved his family, he always blew kisses and say I love you. He was apart of a great adult program and was loved and respect by his classmates, at his funeral the made him a banner that said “Paul”, all the patient signed it. My son loved bowling, going shopping, community trips, and his Family Reunion every memorial day, I will never get to meet his wife, or meet my grandchildren’s, I feel cheated. I was honored that God choose me to be his mother and I want my baby back, For nine month I carried him, he grew inside of me, It was a bond that I will never forget, I protected him all his life. Everyday his dad and I go to his gravesite, and we lay on that ground and we apologize to our son, at time I wish my body could go through that dirt and hug him one last time, I’m hurting… I miss my baby. His dad and I ask Paul for forgiveness, because we gave him this medication without being properly informed and we didn’t do the research because we trusted the doctor, Sudden death really? We would have never given Paul this medication. My baby Paul asked for help the day he took his last breath, and it was Dad help! This is killing my husband because he couldn’t save his one and only son. Now I ask you, close your eyes and picture your one and only son or child saying Mom or Dad help then fall unconscious never to wake up or open there eyes, then be told your son passed away. No, I will NEVER give up seeking justice for my son… God bless you for taking out time and reading this. We need help on this long journey of justice…. We want the world to know what is happening to Autistic adults with out voices, they can’t speak for them self and society throw them away in group homes or mental institution. I am advocating for change and I hope it start with you… Please help spread the word or if possible refer us to an attorney who cares about justice and change, and not about the money aspect. My one and only son is gone, he was innocent, sinless and he was mines. I will never rest until I receive justice for Paul.

Corruptions and Lies (Coroner’s Office)

UPDATE: February 12, 2014.(Original Blog post written on January 2, 2014)

Fox 40 news ran a story February 12, 2014 regarding the Solano county coroner’s Office, They did a story on the same coroner’s office that I question regarding my son false coroner’s report. Please read below on my blog section: Corruptions and Lies (coroner’s office) at http://www.justice4paulvictorianjr.wordpress.com. I have been trying to seek help since May 2013. I filed a complaint with the California Medical board in May 2013 against the same forensic pathologist who lied on my son’s complete coroner’s report; she stated false facts about my son’s death. Now this lying forensic doctor retired in December 2013. Dr Susan Hogan is now all over the news, when I said last year that she lied on my son’s complete coroner’s report. I filed a complaint with the California medical Board against Dr Susan Hogan Control # #8002013000148. I received a letter in November 2013 from The California Medical Board they are still investigating. Dr Hogan willing retired in December 2013 ber the fox news report. It also states per the Fox40 broadcast that:

The Sheriff department say it has learned of concerns with Dr. Hogans autopsies and findings, It also states if Hogans autopsies are suspect, that may call into question some 37 other cases she was reviewing. Please look at fox40 reports. Reporter Rowen Shaddox

http://fox40.com/local-news/stories/solano-county-coroner

Key Factor: How could a coroner’s office or the forensic pathologist lie on legal vital records, How is it possible that Susan Hogan make a decision on the cause of death when she didn’t get my son’s medical records from his primary care physician Dr Michael Moshier who just gave Paul a complete physical exam 32 days before his death. Dr Michael Moshier had Paul’s complete medical history. Why did my son’s primary care Doctor Michael Moshier office call our home and ask why Paul didn’t make his follow up appointment on March 18, 201?, when Paul was buried March 4, 2013? I tell you why because the coroner’s office never spoke with his doctor, but lied and falsified legal vital records when they gave the cause of death, all the illness they listed were lies. I think they examined the wrong person body. The biggest question was WHY DIDN’T THEY DO AN AUTOPSY when my son passed out on the street, and he was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead after his arrival. My husband and the Emergency room doctor request an autopsy. But the coroner’s office denied it … because they said they don’t like cutting on people if they don’t have to?, So they glanced over my son and lied!!!! Is this justice?

One attorney who rejected me last year in 2013 said unfortunately lack of an autopsy presents obstacles in proving any case. One attorney told me Friday Feb 28, 2013 that I should shift liability and sue The County of Solano since it was her employer and she falsified documents, and you relied on an autopsy, also to sue the Coroner’s office and forensic pathologist Dr. Susan Hogan.

Because of Dr Susan Hogan lies on my son death certificate, we can’t secure an attorney to fight for our medical malpractice case and pharmaceutical liability case; they are going by this death certificate that is full of lies. We need help…. I will continue to seek for justice. Dr Susan Hogan News stories can be found Fox40 news Reporter Steve Burrell, Topic: Questioned raised over autopsies performed by Former Solano County Coroner, Topic: Murder Trial Could Change amid question over autopsy By Reporter Rowena Shaddox,

Corruptions in the County Coroner’s Office 

                                      From Paul’s parents perspective.

To add insult to injury, The County that I live in did the most devastating thing imaginable. After all the pain we are enduring from the death of our one and only son Paul, the coroner’s office did the worse of all. I have found prejudice in this county, but managed to live through it. The doctor at the Solano county Coroners office grossly misdiagnose my son’s cause of death, his coroner’s report was full of assumptions and lack true facts. It was prejudice in my opinion. I would like to challenge the result of my son’s external exam, did you read this …. Yes, external exam. My husband and the ER doctor requested and autopsy when my son’s body was turned over to the coroner’s office on February 22, 2013. We were told on three different occasions they were doing an autopsy and the day I signed to have my son’s remains released we were told they have a cause of death. The death of my son Paul Gerard Victorian Jr was never fully investigated, I will never rest until my one and only son’s death is properly investigated. He deserves more than a superficial glance. My family and I need our day in court to challenge the prejudice result of the external exam.

                                         A Complete Life from Coroner’s office

The coroner’s office received my son’s body on February 22, 2013. And we were told the autopsy was going to be done on Friday February 22, 2013, Saturday February 23, 2013 and Monday morning February 25, 2013. It never happened while at the funeral home we were told that they had the cause of death, the lady Cassandra from the funeral home called the coroner’s office and put it on speaker phone and they proceeded to say that my Paul’s cause of death was enlarged heart due to obesity. I immediately yelled, cried and said they are lying. This is a lie it totally contradict his current physical 32 days earlier while he was alive. After looking at the report we found it strange that my son didn’t have 98% of what was on that report, my son’s body was transported to the coroners office on Friday February 22, 2013, and on Monday February they did an external exam at 11:15am and gave a cause of death, How did she have time to get all his medical records, his current physical exam and blood work from his primary Doctor Michael Moshier, I tell you how…. They didn’t because had they got my son’s complete epic file like I did, they would have seen he just had a complete Physical exam, with No heart disease, His heart was normal, Let me tell you what the coroner’s report states. That my son had a history of hypertension, history of high cholesterol, history of sleep apnea, and history of morbid obesity. All of these were created by them or they examined the wrong body. They are all lies and untruth. Just check his medical records from his Dr Michael Moshier, who had been Paul Doctor before he started this medication in 2006, He has my son’s complete medical history. And get this … On his current physical is states elevated blood pressure WITH  “NO” DIAGNOSIS of HYPERTENSION, so how did the coroners office who examined my son’s body while he was dead say he had a history of hypertension, when his doctor stated NO DIAGNOSIS of hypertension when he was alive. But it does state that this medication Abilify causes elevated blood pressure. This makes no sense… I question did they examine the wrong body because they didn’t have the correct height and weight on my son’s report, and the illness of hypertension, sleep apnea, cholesterol, etc. I never heard of any of these. It crazy the coroners office did an external exam of my son’s body while he was decease and gave all these illness, but his doctor who examined his eye, chest, heart, lungs, etc on January 17, 2013  while he was alive didn’t give Paul any illness….. Somebody is lying.

                                    The Coroner’s office Mission states

The Solano County Coroner’s office states on their pamphlet regarding investigation of death: The Solano County Coroners attempt to determine the cause of death by the lease intrusive means possible under the circumstance surrounding the death. This may be accomplished through the use of medical consultation and records, autopsies and laboratory testing. For this reason, the cause of death may take up to 8 to 10 weeks to obtain…my son cause of death a rush in judgment. Had they checked my son’s previous medical records they would have seen he didn’t have any of the thing they had on their report. My son did gain massive amount of weight, but the medication did that to him. He never had a weight issue growing up. My son passed out on the street while walking, and his dad and the ER doctor request an autopsy and it was agreed on three different occasions.

                       Our Attempt at Answers Regarding Our Son’s Cardiac Arrest

  • Coroners office received our son’s remain February 22, 2013 the day he passed away from Northbay hospital, my son was transported to the hospital by ambulance
  • Husband contacted The Solano County Coroners office on Saturday February 23, 2013 and spoke with Mr Dorji @ The coroner’s office and informed him of the medication my son was on, and what he took the day he passed away. We were informed they were doing the autopsy Monday morning February 25, 2013
  • Monday February 25, 2013 while at the Fairmount Funeral service while making arrangements for my one and only son, we were told by Cassandra the funeral worker that, they were in fact doing the autopsy today
  • Tuesday February 26, 2013 my husband and I had to go sign some papers for the release of our son’s remain and sign other papers
  • Wednesday February 27, 2013 Cassandra called us and told us they had a cause of death from the coroners office, we immediately went to the funeral home and was met by Cassandra & Chris Fairmont Funeral Home employee. Cassandra called the coroners office and spoke with a Mr. Harris. She put it on speaker phone and he said “we don’t like cutting on people if we don’t have to”, he then proceeded to say your son passed from an enlarged heart due to obesity. We yelled that’s a lie, cried etc. Chris then said try to go to the forensic company they can do an autopsy but its going to cost, we immediately left and went to this forensic office in Fairfield and met with this lady name Wendy. We told her our story and she said we can do a partial autopsy the head or chest but it’s going to cost $3500, she then said if I were you I would do to the coroner’s office and demand it. We drove to the coroners office and met with Mr. Harris he basically said no, and we could send our son body to a school for medical research like, How insulting!!!! We were so hurt from the lack of compassion. How is it that some one could get shot or stabbed and receive an autopsy when you know what they died from, but our 25 years old baby was out walking with his dad and passed out on the street and couldn’t get a autopsy for the cause of death. It’s not like he was in the hospital and died.

At this point I’m mad because the coroner’s office has no medical documentation or diagnosis to support that medical decision, my son never had a chest x-ray, no EKG, No cardio CHAT, No MRI, nothing to support that. My son was not important to them. The coroners report also state they didn’t do any x-rays, How could you look at some one and give a cause of death, had they looked at his medical records they would have seen none of there causes were true.

The Coroners office states that my son passed from Cardiac Arrhythmia according to the Mayo Clinic Research that I found on the internet; it states these symptoms would have been present and noticeable when my son went to his appointment 32 days earlier; arrhythmia symptoms may include, a fluttering in your chest, a racing heart beat, (tachycardia), a slow heart beat (bradycardia), chest pains, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, faintness (syncope). One attorney who insulted me and ask how you know he didn’t have an enlarged heart. I stated that my son Paul just had a complete physical exam and his heart S1, S2 was normal, the attorney then stated did they do an ultrasound of his heart, I said no? Why would they do an ultrasound of his heart he didn’t have heart problems and Paul he been to numerous physical exam and it’s not standard to do ultrasounds of hearts. I called my aunt who works at a hospital in the medical field because I was upset. And she said Tina; nobody gets ultrasound at physical exams!  Unless it’s a cardio problems. She then stated,  Paul’s doctor checked his heart, listen to it, checked his lungs, he didn’t have chest pains, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, no indication  of a cardio problem she then said Paul was asymptomatic no cardiac symptoms to trigger his doctor to do a cardiac workup. Because he didn’t have any cardiac problems this death was sudden and the only thing we know for sure it was a cardiac arrest according the hospital. It was caused by the side effect from the medication that he was taking. And the coroners office should have done a autopsy, because he was not a patient in the hospital, he arrived by ambulance and never regain conscious after he fell out on the street, and hadn’t been seen by a doctor in 30 days. He had seen his doctor 32 days earlier. The coroner’s office should have done an autopsy. She then stated you can’t look at a person body and say oh you got an enlarged heart because your fat, No that not legal, and its unethical. She then stated it could have been because they wanted to save money at the coroner’s office or just down right prejudice, she said I don’t know there reason but it was wrong.

Cardiomegaly (Enlarged Heart) according to the American Heart Society of research I did on the internet. What is an enlarged heart?

It states; think of an enlarged heart like a firm bicep muscle, and enlarged heart is just the opposite, When your heart is enlarged it’s like a soft bicep- its weak and out of shape. Your body starts to retain fluids, your lungs get congested with fluids, and your heart begins to beat irregularly. What to look for; shortness of breath, fluid retention (edema) and having a harder time exercising are among the key symptoms of an enlarged heart or heart failure, irregular heartbeats. (Arrhythmias)- Potentially even serious irregular heart rhythm, and strokes.  Sleep apena; I don’t know what that is and never heard of it until I seen it on my son’s coroners report of having a history of it. My son Paul took sleep medication at night cause being autistic as an adult, he hardly ever sleeps. I must STRESS my son didn’t have any of these condition, On his current physical exam on January 17, 2013 it state; patients is a healthy appearing man who is alert, he has No abnormal labs, No medical history, No heart disease, No chest pains, No palpitation, No syncope, No edema. His heart S1, S2 normal, No murmur, rub or Gallop, Regular rates and Rhythm. His chest was clear to precussion and ausculatation. I’m very mad and hurt, because these are all lies on this coroners report and those are vital records, the coroner’s office need to be help accountable as well as the FDA for letting the pharmaceutical company push this medication off on Autistic adults

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