Brian Evans, whose music video “At Fenway” has now surpassed 11 million views on YouTube in just the past three months, has filed five federal lawsuits in the US District Court of Hawaii, where he now resides.
The five lawsuits are: Evans v. Boston Red Sox, Evans v. Cerberus Capital Management, Evans v. Leap Frog Group, Evans v. The Massachusetts Nurses Association
Evans v. Governor of Massachusetts: In total, there are more than 35 defendants in connection with the death of his mother, Helen Marie Bousquet, following what was supposed to be a routine knee surgery. While knowing she had a condition known as Sleep Apnea, they put Bousquet in an unmonitored recovery room while providing her morphine.
The lawsuits, in total, seek more than $150 million.
The premise of each lawsuits is essentially the following:
In Evans v. Red Sox, Evans claims that Steward Health Care System, and The Boston Red Sox, who share the same PR firm, launched a trashing of his music video in Massachusetts the day “The Today Show” broadcast it nationally, loving the thing. Evans claims that the Red Sox and Steward Health Care System conspired with the PR firm to see to it that the video did not become popular in the state where all of Steward’s hospitals are. Co-owner Larry Lucchino is friends with the Steward Health Care System CEO, Ralph DeLaTorre.
Last week, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a Preservation Order on DYN, the server who maintains backed up files, including all emails, in order to preserve any emails that pertain to Evans, his mother, or the music video project. Steward Health and the Red Sox have the same server company.
Actor William Shatner has supported Evans efforts in seeking justice for his mother, even writing a letter to Hampton Selectmen for Evans as Evans seeks to honor her in Hampton Beach, NH.
In Evans v. Cerberus, Evans has decided to bypass the quagmire of “Standard of Care” rules in Massachusetts, mostly written by doctors, and has sued The Holy Family Hospital, Steward Health Care System, Bousquet’s doctors, nurses, and Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that also owns Freedom Group, who manufactured the gun used in the Newtown shootings. “They make the guns, then treat the wounds,” says Evans. He also has named Stryker, the manufacturer of the knee replacement Bousquet was having. One month after her surgery, Styker recalled knee replacements parts after the FDA considered them life threatening (see http://www.publichealthwatchdog.com/stryker-hit-with-class-i-recall-over-knee-surgery-device/).
In Evans v. Leap Frog, Evans claims the organizations rating of the hospital was impossible, given they provided Holy Family, and all other Steward Health Care hospital, with an “A” rating despite never stepping foot into the hospital. Instead, Leap Frog provided the rating based on a questionnaire they mail the hospital. The hospital itself answers the questions, mails it back, and Leap Frog rates them based on the hospitals own answers to the printed questions.
“It’s the best rating money can buy,” says Evans. “And they don’t even need to walk into the hospital they rate. That gives older people like my mother the false impression that it is safer than it is.”
In Evans v. Massachusetts Nurses Association, Evans also names The Office of The Chief Medical Examiner, Methuen Police, City of Methuen, and others, claiming his mothers body was released prior to the issuance of a death certificate being issued. This is against both state and federal law. Evans complained to the Methuen Police, who refused to investigate the alleged crime.
Finally, Evans has sued Governor Patrick, The Department of Public Health, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and others, claiming their connections and the contributions of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to the Governor and AG’s election campaigns, including naming a Steward Health Care executive to head the Mass DPH, has them all too close to comfort in investigating the cases, and maintains they all did their best to stifle a real investigation by putting money over voters.
“The DPH never investigated a single family or friend who visited my mother, who would be able to conflict with what The Holy Family Hospital staff told the DPH. They just took all the staff’s word for it, never spoke to any of us who could alert them to statements those same nurses made to us, and called it a day. Weeks later, a Steward Health Care executive was named new DPH head, and he refused to investigate it further. Go figure.”
Evans decided to file in Hawaii under Diversity Jurisdiction, also claiming that his claims against these Defendants would never get a fair trial in Massachusetts. Under the law, Evans can file his case in federal court as her only son, and if the claims exceed $75,000 in damages.
Evans intends to donate any monies received from any of the lawsuits above to charities and causes his mother cared about.
“If this were about money, I’d of never sued. My mother’s life will mean more than a check. She put up with too much hell from me growing up to have gone out like this, and I refuse to allow that to be the case. It will have been for something great, like my mother.”
Multiple Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks introduces his mother’s website, Roseanne Barr tweeted about it on June 19th, Massachusetts state senator Bruce Tarr is working on new legislation as a direct result of what happened to his mother, the Joint Commission is investigating, numerous Governor’s have issued Proclamations, the American Sleep Apnea Association has made Bousquet the poster-woman for the cause at sleepapnea.org, John Kerry initiated an investigation with the Board of Medicine, and Mike Lawrence of the FBI is now investigating Steward Health Care System as a direct result of Mrs. Bousquet’s case.
“She gave up years for something that will matter. Or kill me now. Her life mattered, and it’s my job now to make sure she knows I did everything I could to make certain of it. I’m the messenger. I’m nobody in this. I’m her son, and her life mattered. She’s the one who went through this, not me.”
On June 10th, The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety wrote of Bousquet’s case ( see: http://ppahs.org/2013/06/10/womans-death-after-knee-surgery-calls-attention-to-need-for-better-monitoring/ ).It claims that when Helen Bousquet was left alone in the room on morphine, “This combination is disasterous.”
All internet domain names of the doctors who cared for his mother, including Steward Health Care CEO Ralph De La Torre, and even the new head of the DPH, now point to his mother’s website.
“Now it’s in their house. Take a look at her. Helen Bousquet is my mother. You ignored her, and that means you now get to deal with me, and I won’t go away until these organizations have made my mothers sacrifice worth it. I never asked for this, I don’t even believe I’m a good enough guy to be doing it. However this I can’t get wrong. Not this.”