My MCAD Hearing Today

My MCAD Hearing Today

At the MCAD hearing, I represented myself against one of the best (top three) firms and attorneys, and won against all odds.

My appeal hearing of MCAD’s decision was interesting. I was prepared to show how Tufts Medical Center denied me justice by falsifying my records. However, that was considered new evidence which Tufts objected to, and I could not use it (Tufts knew that). For the first 30 minutes, everything I said was irrelevant or not admissible. Despite the setbacks, feeling flustered, I remained calm then continued because I was ready.

The Hearing Officer was fair, had knowledge of the medical system; I used my medical knowledge to show the impossibility of Tufts Medical Center’s assertions and mischaracterization of me. It was enough to suggest discrimination and a lousy investigation. The case will now undergo a real investigation; I hope.

I am thankful to all those who helped: my big brother (an attorney), my boys (my sons were at the hearing and did a wonderful job responding to the Hearing Officer’s questions), and an old acquaintance (who is an attorney). In addition, Carleton Moten spent about 4 hours on the phone with me the night before, reviewing Tufts rebuttal (The Littler document) line by line; I was prepared.

Somehow I was able to show the Hearing Officer that Tufts Medical Center’s statements were contradictory; there was enough to suggest discrimination, despite the objections of Tufts’ mighty and powerful attorney at Littler Mendelson, PC. She was not happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Exclamations marks intended for you to use your imagination); I was extremely pleased.

Oh, did I mention at the MCAD hearing, I represented myself against one of the best (top three) firms and attorneys, and won against all odds? 🙂

Finally, someone listened...
Finally, someone listened…

The Hearing Officer will recommend  that my complaint  be sent back for a REAL  investigation–that happens in only 5-8% of cases.     :))))   Yippie!

#discrimination #justice

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

35 thoughts on “My MCAD Hearing Today”

  1. I agree with Angela Grant, the MCAD is not providing justice. I think we should all meet and go to the media. I think if we come together and shine light on this institutionalized racism and poor practice we will make a difference and may stimulate change.

    I don’t know, I am open for suggestions.

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    1. Tufts sent me a redacted medical record that concealed the names of those involved in my care. Tufts forged my signature. The big gap in medicine was that there was no agency that would evaluate the illegality of such actions by Tufts.

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    2. The law firms were uninterested. It was if they too protected Tufts’ interests. As a patient I felt Tufts could have killed me in that emergency room and my family would not have any legal recourse. The regulatory agencies refused to look under the cover during their investigation.

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    3. I had a serious head trauma after a syncopal episode with new onset severe hypertension. Yet in the ED at Tufts Medical Center I was painted as an alcoholic without an alcohol level ever being done. I could barely talk and was in severe pain yet Tufts claims I was yelling you white bitch at the nurses. I called friends prior to going to ER and they could not understand me.

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    4. Because of Tufts discrimination which resulted in poor medical care, less than two months later I had hypertensive crisis with a stroke. I was left with residual right sided weakness and cognitive issues.

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    5. I experienced all that was wrong with the healthcare system. Here I was admitted with a hypertensive encephalopathy to a hospital in Nashua, NH and some PHysican assistant called psychiatrist who threatened to have me committed unless I answered his questions. He wanted to know why I left medicine. You see he thought there was dirt but there was none to be found as that was not my problem. This psychiatrist actually threatened me. When I reported him to the board of medicine and the hospital to Hippa nothing was done. A hospital can be like a prison. What happens in there stays in the dark.

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  2. OMG, Finally people who know my plight! My case is against a sister state agency, (DCR). My investigator told me “we do not have a procedure manual for complaintants”. She told me I was not entitled to predetermination discovery without a lawyer. They conducted my appeal hearing without producing my requested postdetermination discovery requests. Conflict of Interest involving themselves in a complaint against the state. Nothing but wrong dates, rudeness, non-compliance of their own regulations. Investigator Jeannine Rice is the rudest person I have met in a long time. I-team recently did a segment on MCAD shortcomings, look it up. We need to all get together and put a stop to this abuse of power.

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  3. These administrative procedures were breached during my MCAD process. (1) They failed to give my the 100 day notice of hearing when I originally filed. (2) They failed to give me 15 days notice just prior to trial. (3) They ran the 100 days out to 150 days prior to granting an investigative hearing. (4) They failed to return ANY emails or phone calls. I will use all of this against them if forced to appeal.

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  4. I’m so proud of you! I too had an incompetent investigator at the hearing who took respondent’s words as truth, didn’t read the evidence, and breached the administrative process giving me ample grounds for appeal should a finding of “no probable cause” be found. Failing that I am prepared to use the civil court system. I am asserting retaliatory eviction and my evidence is strong. MCAD should be disbanded. That have an extremely poor reputation in advocacy circles. Best of luck and keep us posted.

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  5. Is there a way to contact you directly?
    I’m hesitant to leave my contact info in this way.
    I may have a similar situation of my own. I’d like to ask for your input. This is not a scam. I read your post and would really like to talk to you. Thank you for sharing your story and considering my request.

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    1. In many ways, I feel like a whistle blower on Tufts medical center’s abuse of medical records, perjury and forgery. In reporting to MCAD, I found MCAD was in cahoots with tufts. Tufts attorneys also oversaw MCAD. As for the rest of the healthcare system, there was no department to handle such complaints. No wonder we spend so much on health care yet our outcomes rival those of developing nations.

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  6. Angela,

    I’m sorry if I missed it on the blog but what happened after your case was put back into investigation? Also what is the current status of your case is it still with MCAD?

    Odell

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    1. Hi Someone,

      I thought I would hear from MCAD . But they get paid for doing nothing, About a month ago, I received a note from MCAD with a few lines stating insufficient evidence. I kid you not.

      This agency, MCAD, should be closed!!! And subjected to heavy fines by the people they misrepresented!

      As for that corrupt and fraudulent ‘hospital’ called Tufts Medical Center, I have the option of filing a civil rights violation in Federal court and the option of medical malpractice. Given the dishonesty and lack of justice prevalent in USA courts, I have little hope.

      However, there are other options to explore. 🙂

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  7. Hi Odell,

    Good luck!!!

    MCAD is a shady organization who is in bed with perpetrators of discrimination. They are what I refer to as a farce and a waste of tax $$$. They will find insufficient evidence because they do very little if any investigation instead using the respondents lies as evidence. I had Sarah Bigelow, avoid her. She is both incompetent and dishonest.

    Apparently, MA is known for its nuanced racism. MCAD is a sinister example of that nuanced racism.

    Good Luck…if you can get a lawyer and go to Federal court you may have some success if you are Jewish or Indian or Asian otherwise prepare for corruption.

    One of the big problems with justice is the judicial arm, starting at the very top, the system is broken and corrupt!

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  8. Angela I have had a similar problem with MCAD my investigator never read my complaint she simply listen to the respondents statement and that is it. I now have to go in front of an hearing Officer just as you did. MCAD is not providing justice to those in need.

    Odell

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    1. Hi Odell,

      Good luck!!!

      MCAD is a shady organization who is in bed with perpetrators of discrimination. They are what I refer to as a farce and a waste of tax $$$. They will find insufficient evidence because they do very little if any investigation instead using the respondents lies as evidence. I had Sarah Bigelow, avoid her. She is both incompetent and dishonest.

      Apparently, MA is known for its nuanced racism. MCAD is a sinister example of that nuanced racism.

      Good Luck…if you can get a lawyer and go to Federal court you may have some success if you are Jewish or Indian or Asian otherwise prepare for corruption.

      One of the big problems with justice is the judicial arm, starting at the very top, the system is broken and corrupt!

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    2. Hi Odell, for those who don’t know, MCAD Massachusetts commission against discrimination. I decided that I would certainly have them pay another way. Tufts medical center I don’t forget and I will never forgive. And Littler will not save you with lies! …Tufts could have settled but now be prepared , your names will be forever imprinted on my mind and many others. 😀

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