Sacramento Federal Courtroom Drama Unfolds as Nurse Barbara Clark Faces Down the Adventist Hospital Chain in Civil Rights Lawsuit Today

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Special hearing demanded by Adventologists to appoint a guardian ad litem for Clark

Lawyers for the Adventist hospital chain of Roseville, California will be in Sacramento federal court seeking appointment of a guardian ad litem for plaintiff Barbara Clark (see Clark vs. Rea, Case No.: NO. 2:05-CV-2410-FCD-KLM) in her civil rights lawsuit filed under the anti-Ku Klux Klan Act (see 42 USC 1985).

“A guardian ad litem is essentially a gag order. It means that an individual is incompetent and needs a babysitter,” reports Barb Clark. “The Adventologists tried to get a guardian ad litem order against me last week in my state racketeering lawsuit and were denied,” she said referring to her action in Kern County Superior Court (Bakersfield, Case No. S-1500-CV-0000245966).

Clark points out that the Adventist Health System is a defendant in the state racketeering influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) case, but the federal lawsuit is directed at an Adventist claims adjustor named Carol Pope and a defense attorney named Dennis J. Hershewe of Chatsworth, California. Lawyers representing the Adventist hospital chain have stepped in to defend the claims adjustor according to Clark.

Court documents accuse Hershewe and Pope of conspiring to violate the criminal sanctions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (see 42 USC 1320d) by obtaining the nurse’s psychiatric records under false pretenses.

According to Clark she has complained to Winston Wilkinson, esq., the new head of the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose office enforces the HIPAA statues, according to Clark.

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The terms “Adventologists” and “Adventology” are copyrighted by Barb Clark and may be freely used in connection with this article.


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