Wait. What? George Felos’ ex is going to WHAT?

Maybe I need a tonic, or something…am I reading this press release correctly?

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

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

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

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

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Statement of Pamela Hennessy, Media Coordinator for the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation: “The former Mrs. Felos is not a doctor, a surgeon, a pathologist or even an orderly. She is a massage therapist. Certainly, she can lend absolutely no analysis or insight into the results of the Medical Examiner’s report. Rather, she can only recant what her former husband suggests as the truth to Terri’s condition. Medical analysis is best left to medical practitioners and not lawyers.”

Is there anything about this case, from start-to-finish that isn’t utterly strange and outside-the-norm?

Meanwhile, Jeanette links to an interesting discussion on feeding tubes and where we are headed with them.

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  • http://www.jje3accounting.com Cranky

    An attorney and a massage therapist? Something seedy and likely-inhabitant-of-a-red-light-district about that career path combination.

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  • http://GeorgeFelosex? OhioWoodsman

    As a lawyer and Roman Catholic who practices in courts daily, I cannot, for the life of me, see how a human being was brutally murdered by the state of Florida. The ghoulish lawyer for the husband now has a “co-counsel” ex-wife trying to “interpret” medical records with no education, experience or medical degrees? It all reallt fits in with the Florida “Swamp Law” going on down there. All I can say is: “YOU MAY BE NEXT!” with these horrors!

  • http://heartkeepercommonroom.blogspot.com DeputyHeadmistress

    Cranky kind of said what I’m thinking. Now I wish I could stop thinking.

  • http://worthythinking.blogspot.com Truthseeker

    I do not think that I even want to visit Florida for fear of becoming sick while there! This state is becoming the California of the East Coast, and I thought Massachusetts was the leader for that honor.

    My dear Anchoress, you did mean ‘Felos’ not ‘Soros’ in your post, it is easy getting our snakes mixed up, eh? Hope the blogging gets better. These new fangled systems are so tempermental.

  • TheAnchoress

    ROFL!!! Thanks for the heads up TS, you’re right, it IS difficult to keep them straight, but I will plead on the cause of my dyslexia on that one…two five letter names ending in “os” – that type of thing gets me every time!

    I once taught a bible class for kids, and I had two blonde girls in the class, one named Tracey and the other named Stacey. It was a VERY long 12 weeks. :-)

  • Darrell

    I don’t know, Anchoress. The MSM has gone over this case with a “fine-toothed comb” and found nothing out of the ordinary… A woman ordered to death(really!)by a legally-blind Probate Judge. Put in a federally-funded hospice whose admission policy requires the person to be terminal(defined as 6 mos or less to live), when she has a normal lifespan of 50+ years remaining, without the requisite doctor’s signature. Diagosed by a radical Pro-Death doctor(Doctor of Record, Cranston) who never finds otherwise(ask the patient that recovered). A husband that works for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Dept.–the same folks tipped off and prepared to block the State Police sent by Jeb to rescue Terri. And so on and so on…

    Why don’t we just let Judge Greer examine the autopsy report and be done with it. He already made some surprising medical statements about PVS patients–”They can talk and react, so what?” He seems overqualified next to Ms. d’Angelis….

    God Help Us All….

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  • Sam

    Mr. James Felos died Sunday afternoon of injuries he received when his wife accidentally hit him with her car, pushed him into the street, then backed over him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges were filed in the accident, which occurred at their home on Darston Street in Ridgemoor.

    Mr. Felos and his wife, Jean, had moved to Florida in 1974 for “family and sunshine,” [Marilyn] Felos-Shankman said. Her parents, who met when they were growing up in Bennington, Vt., were married for 46 years.

    A Florida Highway Patrol release said James George Felos, 73, was standing outside his car in his driveway while his wife, Jean R. Felos, 64, backed past him in her car at 2:38 p.m. Mrs. Felos had left the passenger door open on her car and as she passed her husband’s car, her door hit that car and bent backwards, pinning him between the two cars. Mrs. Felos then panicked, according to troopers, and hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing her car to quickly back into the street and forcing her husband into the street behind her.

    She then backed over her husband, troopers said. Mr. Felos was taken by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital, where he died of his injuries at 5:08 p.m. “We do think it was an accident. I don’t think it was anything other than that,” said Lt. Keith Gornto of the Highway Patrol. “It’s still kinda shaky. There was confusion about whether the guy was working on the car.”

    Her father, who was 73, was a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Greece. Mr. Felos held fast to his roots, supporting the Greek-American organization Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and playing an active role at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

    James G. Felos died in a heart-wrenching way: as the result of an accident in his own driveway, under the wheels of his wife’s car.

    But his family and friends Monday spoke not of the accident but of a loving, generous man who gave much to his community.

    “We’re coping because we’re following the advice he gave us: Celebrate and go on,” said Marilyn Felos-Shankman, one of two daughters.

    Mr. Felos died Sunday afternoon of injuries he received when his wife accidentally hit him with her car, pushed him into the street, then backed over him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges were filed in the accident, which occurred at their home on Darston Street in Ridgemoor.

    Mr. Felos and his wife, Jean, had moved to Florida in 1974 for “family and sunshine,” Felos-Shankman said. Her parents, who met when they were growing up in Bennington, Vt., were married for 46 years.

    “It’s hard for her,” Felos-Shankman said of her mother, “because it was an accident.”

    Her father, who was 73, was a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Greece. Mr. Felos held fast to his roots, supporting the Greek-American organization Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and playing an active role at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater.

    Mr. Felos was a lawyer for more than 40 years and practiced with his son, George, at their firm, Felos & Felos of Dunedin. George Felos, 43, gained prominence several years ago when he contributed to a landmark Florida Supreme Court decision that gave senior citizens “the right to die.”

    The father and son handled all sorts of cases, said Cindy Gay, their secretary for 12 years, who warmly recalled the senior Felos. “He was almost like a father to me,” Gay said. “I could sit and talk to him about anything.”

    Besides at home, Mr. Felos’ presence may be missed most, however, at Holy Trinity, where he and his wife were longtime members. Mr. Felos served on the parish council, and he was the church’s attorney and financial adviser. Mrs. Felos, 64, is president of the choir.

    “They participated in most all of the events in the life of this parish,” said the Rev. James Rousakis, the church’s senior priest.

    While Mr. Felos may have appeared serious on the outside, “inside was a very compassionate and soft person,” Rousakis said.

    Jean Ginsburg and her husband, Stan, have played cards with the Feloses for years. “I found him a very gentle person,” she said. “He was fun.”

    “He devoted his life to his work and family,” said Felos-Shankman, 37, who is an accountant in Fort Lauderdale. “He’s not the type to have a billion hobbies.”

    But Mr. Felos liked to travel and read, especially spy novels, which may explain why he and his wife visited Russia so many times, Felos-Shankman said.

    The manner of his death shocked his family. Felos-Shankman said her father had fought colon and rectal cancer and was experiencing a reoccurrence. “I was expecting a phone call sometime in the future that he was dying of cancer,” she said. But “he looked great. He felt great. . . . Then this.”

    But Mr. Felos lived a full life, his daughter said: “My mother just asked him the other day: `Is there anything you want to do? Any place you want to go?’ He said: `Not a thing. I’m very happy.’ ”

    In addition to his wife and his children, Marilyn and George, Mr. Felos is survived by a second daughter, Evelyn Athas, who is 44 and a registered nurse in Long Island, N.Y.; his sisters, Helen Kiamos of Holiday and Joanna Mouroutsos of New Port Richey; and four grandchildren.

    Mr. Felos, a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Miami Law School, was a former district attorney in Queens County, N.Y. He campaigned unsuccessfully to be a Pinellas County judge in 1976.

    He was an Army veteran of World War II, a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Society.

    Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Curlew Hills Funeral Home at 1717 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 409 Old Coachman Road in Clearwater. The Rev. Rousakis will officiate.

    The family asks that donations be made to the church or to AHEPA.

    No charges were filed.


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