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From: Sally (
Subject:         wow, Harley I know what your response to this should be
Date: August 22, 2014 at 11:39 am PST

In Reply to: Oh, Harley… I wasn't late at all posted by Lennie M on August 22, 2014 at 11:16 am:

Harley, I know how you should respond to Lennie here: shut your gob.
Enough. Let her have the last word.

You are stained by this whole situation, Harley.

Lennie is stained by her association with Doug.

VegSource is stained by their association with Doug.

Everyone, in due time, has reached the same conclusion.

People have become very ill, some have died. To say, as Lennie does,

it's COMPLETELY ILLOGICAL to me that anyone would go through
an event like fasting as a reasonably healthy person, dies shortly after
and the fast wasn't in ANY WAY involved.

That statement right there shows why Doug should never be fasting
people. It shows that his righthand girl Friday, Lennie, has zero
concept about medicine and the potential effect of fasting on different
people with different conditions. And if she is clueless and worked for
Doug for years, then Doug is too. Clearly he is.

Doug has taken his fasting freak show from Florida, where the
authorities shut him down, to Costa Rica where it is apparently a free-
for-all and any charlatan can set up camp and charge people.

It seems like the only screening Doug does to see if someone is okay
to fast, is if their check clears.

I really think we need to focus some effort and thought, as a group, on
how to stop the abuse that is clearly going on in terms of the potential
for harm by Doug's retreats. I am not talking about his ego and
callous, uncaring attitude, but that what he is doing may also be illegal
under Costa Rican law.

I think we should consider helping Leah to seek action and relief from
the Costa Rican authorities. She could not only get a refund, perhaps,
but also bring much needed attention to a dangerous program Doug is
running there.

We should get some legal help to find out how Leah and her mom and
file a complaint with authorities there and start an investigation of the
problems, deaths, etc. We could attempt to pool together the various
people who have had problems and compile a big complaint,
requesting they put Doug out of business for the sake of safety.

From a search:

In Costa Rica, many will be surprised to learn that medical malpractice
claims area mixture of civil law and criminal law. Most cases are
pursued as criminal proceedings.

The criminal code establishes the crime of Homicidio Culposo (art.
117) when the act results in the death of the patient or Lesiones
Culposas (art. 128) when the act results in the injury of the patient.

The Costa Rican courts have defined medical mal practice as “an
involuntary error, defect or failure to apply the methods, techniques or
procedures customarily used by the medical profession and which in
turn affects the health or life of the patient.”

In order to prove malpractice in Costa Rica it is necessary to establish
the following elements.

1.The fault or omission (either voluntary or involuntary) which
produced the death or injury and which was foreseeable and avoidable
in the standard duty of care of the medical profession.

2.The act resulted in damage to the patient.

3.That the proximate cause be a direct consequence of the fault

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