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PIGOTT-Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Brief

PIGOTT-Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Brief

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STATEMENT OF FACTS
DR
.
PIGOTT
S
 
MEDICAL
 
PRACTICE
 
Appellant is a 62 year old lady who has operated her medical practice as a primary care physician in Victoria, Texas for 26 years. She is well respected by her community and by her medical peers. She has resided in Victoria,Texas with her husband and three children. (During 2006, Appellant made changes in the manner that she handled her  patients. She set up an “Ideal Micro Medical Practice.” This approachrequires spending more time with each patient and focusing on the patient’soverall health, instead of just focusing on their current symptoms. (Ct. Rep.R., Vol. 4, pgs. 40-42)
APPELLANT
S
 
MEDICAL
 
DISABILITY
 
Appellant suffers from Bi Polar Disorder and Attention DeficientHyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Pigott has not allowed these disabilities tointerrupt her life. She has been successful in functioning at a high level of ability. She has been successful as a wife and mother; as a respected familydoctor (delivered over 3000 babies); as a productive member of her community.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Because of Appellant’s underlying Bi Polar Disorder and ADHD, stress caninhibit Appellant’s ability to channel and compute information. Under intense stress, Appellant suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.(PTSD).PTSD causes one to be over-sensitive to their environment; the illnesscauses one to perceive fear, even when there is no reason to be fearful. In asituation where one could rationally be fearful, the PTSD will result in thefear being heightened by many magnitudes. PTSD causes one’s brain to beon hyper alert status; one’s pulse goes up; blood pressure goes up; onesweats more; one has extreme fear of harm to one’s self.To an outside observer, one suffering from PTSD can look irrational, crazy.However, the person with PTSD is reacting to the extreme amount of anxiety; to a panic attack. (Dr. Brams’ testimony and written evaluation:Ct Rep R, Vol 4, pgs 9-39; Vol 8, D-6)
APPELLANT
S
 
ACTIVISM
 
TOWARD
 
TEXAS
 
MEDICAL
 
BOARD
 
As a result of Appellant’s change to an “Ideal Micro Medical Practice,” she
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had problems with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). BCBS refused to paysome of the costs incurred by Appellant’s patients that were associated withthe new system. BCBS sought the support of the Texas Medical Board. TheTMB backed BCBS, which led to Appellant’s activism against the TMB and board members who were on BCBS’ payroll. Appellant felt compelled toresist Blue Cross Blue Shield’s effort to control the medical treatmentshe provided for her patients. As a result of Appellant’s activism, theTMB raised issues that threatened to impact Appellant’s medical license.Appellant’s activism also focused on Dr. Keith Miller, who was a member of the Texas Medical Board. Dr. Miller was also on BCBSpayroll.Appellant focused on Dr. Doug Curran, President of Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). Dr. Curran was also on BCBS’ payroll. (Ct RepR, Vol 4,pgs 42-50)
A
FFECT
 
OF
A
PPELLANT
S
D
ISABILITY
D
URING
H
IGHWAY
E
VENT
 
While driving on the highway the night of 9/29/07, Appellant was sufferingfrom the following traumatic stresses:
A
. Her husband of many years had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, withrapid decay.
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Please read this case, I am studying it now, a Doctor unfair treatment in Criminal court.. in TX
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