This year I thought, I always thought about celebrating my son’s 29th birthday with him, that GREAT birthday before he turns 30—the big THREE-OH. Maybe the house, the girlfriend or wife, the great job-- But I don’t get to do that. I don’t get to wrap my arms around my dear son- because his leg was crushed between a moving and stationary vehicle in 1998, ten years ago, and a nightmare ensued.
My story is not about Devin’s leg being crushed. It’s more because the person who was supposed to help my son was the devil himself: William Richard Deagle, formerly "doctor". He killed my son through malpractice, and he is evil.
William Richard Deagle, to this day, lives a life of decadence and affluence without any guilt or remorse for stealing my son’s life, but he is also, shockingly, he is amassing a cult following, calling himself “Doctor”. He exploits his crazy beliefs, partly, thanks to the heartless "entertainment-only" mentality of websites like YouTube; here is just one of many links which examine this theater of twisted lunacy: www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message626159/pg1.
So I have to say something- I have to shout it to the rooftops, and I will never stop! Let me introduce my story, about how this lunatic, this maniac, William Richard Deagle, killed my son, was subsequently stripped of his title (doctor) due to malpractice, by the same Judge who presided over the Oklahoma City Bombing tragedy, and somehow thinks that he can just go on living his life in a spotlight, catering his insanity to all who will listen.
William Richard Deagle thrives on the celebrity of being bizarre without a single repercussion. He knowingly and irresponsibly took my son's life through malpractice that is unbelievable, without a shred of remorse or regret. If anyone is following him online, you need to know, he is an evil, dangerous, demented person without conscience. He is a Hannibal Lector. He is a nightmare.
Let me say first, my son, Devin, was a child for whom I longed! It took me two and a half years to finally get pregnant after being married for six years. And he was a beautiful baby, and a gorgeous little boy, with wavy blonde hair. Devin was smart, creative, passionate and entertaining. He was his brother’s very best friend, and he had many friends. He was generous to a fault. Devin was allowed to often skip subjects in his own grade to be advanced into a class up to two years ahead. His poetry, his story telling, even when he was young, showed so much insight. His soul was older than he was.
Devin died on February 8, 2004 because of the cruelty of the monstrous William Richard Deagle who was practicing medicine without care or conscience. My ex-husband and I then filed a malpractice suit with Attorney, Jim Leventhal—a lawsuit with such gravity, and so serious, that it was filed in Federal Court, not just in the State of Colorado. In fact, the Judge who presided over this was the very same Honorable Richard Matsch who presided over the Oklahoma City Bombings and over Timothy McVeigh. THIS WAS A BIG DEAL!
When we met with the District Attorney, due to the atrocity of this case and the horrible details about William Richard Deagle, it turns out that, while we were the number-one priority, there were FOUR OTHER PEOPLE filing lawsuits against him for the same reasons! And I know that another of the four additional cases did result in a fatality, as with my son, Devin.
It is the worst tragedy for a parent to outlive their child. I have done that now and his family, his brother, miss him every single day. But it is also a tragedy to watch your loved one endure the physical torture of something inflicted on them at a young age- you just want to help.
Here is the story: after having his leg crushed, Devin went through several operations including fasciotomies, physical therapy, external fixators; and along the way there were staph infections and blood transfusions. He suffered terribly from chronic, unalleviated lifelong pain and, understandably, depression from the injury and also side effects from the pain medication.
We thought that the doctors all wanted to help. I certainly learned differently. After a time, my insurance company referred Devin to a "pain management specialist" but how were we to know that this “specialist” had undergone all of HALF A DAY of medical training to treat chronic pain; and this made him a “specialist”. I thought that, since William Richard Deagle was referred to Devin by the insurance company, he must be competent, or they wouldn’t refer him.
It's true. Upon investigation, we discovered that the dangerous William Richard Deagle had taken only one short weekend seminar and a two-hour course for pain management, all in the name of expanding his patient base and becoming a legal drug pusher without any clue on how to manage medicines with entirely different and contradictory compositions.
Later, after fifty months of investigations and depositions from Bruce and Shelli Stone-Brockman, expert witnesses, and coroners for Arapahoe County, Colorado, testimony agreed 100% completely, that Dr. William Richard Deagle, had ZERO concept, and ZERO concern, whatsoever, of the implications, the danger, or the combined effects of the huge amounts of combined narcotics he liberally prescribed to Devin for years. For all those people online who are giving credence to this madness-- I've seen people say, "Well, he's a doctor" Here's a little newsflash for you-- he is not a doctor. And if you doubt me, have a visit to this website: https://www.doradls.state.co.us/alison.php?action=COMPDETAIL&ind=true&soboard=9999&lickey=MzkwNTAz&t_o_p=0; and you can see that August 15th, 2007, that title he so liberally uses was no longer his.
In February of 2003, Deagle’s license to practice medicine was suspended, and then his license was reinstated two months later, in April, with the heartbreaking stipulation that he could still practice medicine! The only difference was, he wasn't allowed to write prescriptions for patients without having THREE DOCTORS PRESENT in the same room! Does that sound like someone who should be practicing medicine to you?
Afterwards, when his license was taken, this monster had four weeks to explain why he shouldn’t lose it. Did he call? Did he explain? No, instead, he totally forfeited the right to his license and fled to Nova Scotia selling some “Nutra..” crap. Now, having fled to Nova Scotia, he continues to maintain a Colorado business license, and and he has an active presence on MySpace and YouTube enjoying his sickening twisted celebrity, without a single care about the people he killed.
William Richard Deagle is absolutely crazy, and you'll see it if you check out his web space. If you look on MySpace, and YouTube, you’ll see that he supposedly “knew about” the 9-11 tragedy. Not only that, but he claims that he gives every single "patient" a hazmask, because the government deliberately pollutes the air.
Not loony enough? How about this? He thinks that he is advised by the prophet Gabriel, who flies on the wings of God, and that God speaks through the prophet Gabriel to him. There are so many crazy, insane things coming out of this lunatic’s mouth, it’s unbelievable he was ever allowed to practice medicine, much less that he’s now allowed to “sell himself” online legitimately! How could they ever allow a medical license to this torturous human being? If he had such a special position with NORAD (as he claims), and he knew that the government supposedly planned all of these attacks and killings, what-- were his hands tied? Why didn't anyone ever hear about it? The scary thing is, the buyers are lining up; he has a cult following. If I can save ONE person from this nutcase, then this blog will have been worth it. I beg you to listen.
How can I tell you the injustice of the situation where I cannot ever begin to describe the whole brokenhearted, empty hole that will never be filled by anything after the loss of my son.
For the fifty months when we endured excruciating investigations and depositions, each one making me relive the agony of losing my son because of someone who never cared, and has exploited his infamy. The prescriber, Deagle, had no concept of the realities of prescriptions for copious amounts of oxycontin, paxil, oxycodone, methadone, and klonapin, just for starters, upon which he sent my son down the deadly road of dependence, and ultimately, death.
After my son’s death, when the expert witness and coroner for Arapahoe County were deposed and gave testimony, they confirmed that the drugs that Deagle had prescribed were, in combination, completely unable to metabolize together. They confirmed that Bill Deagle was absolutely NOT qualified to treat chronic pain with, much less along with the ensuing depression; they also confirmed that Devin should have been sent to a secondary specialist.
The expert witness reviewing our case for Devin for months agreed with the Arapahoe County Coroner and stated without question, “No doctor- NO DOCTOR – should ever attempt to treat a patient for both illnesses of acute chronic pain and depression. "
Until the eleventh hour before the case was to be tried, we never knew that the Judge was actually going to allow the Jury to view videotapes of William Richard Deagle's interviews that expose just how crazy and demented he actually is. We also never knew whether the jury would be allowed to know that Deagle's license had been revoked. Only, less than one week before the trial, the judge announced that he would allow both of these things as admissible evidence.
Is it any wonder that, at that point, the insurance company for malpractice suddenly contacted Mr. Leventhal to ask if we, his clients, would be willing to settle out of court? So then, after 50 months of agony (that will never be over for us), our case against William Richard Deagle was finally settled out of court. Then, Colorado's largest insurance company for doctors' malpractice insurance contacted us over Memorial Day Weekend of 2008 to ask if we would settle our case against William Deagle out of court. The case was to begin on that Monday, June 2nd. Based on the huge number of narcotics and medications prescribed, and also on the insanity of his web presence, the evidence was overwhelming for the insurance company to persuade that this case be settled without a trial.
It turns out, our lawyer had pulled an enormous number of copies of prescriptions from many different pharmacies; and none of these medications were supposed to be prescribed at the same time. In overwhelming concern, I asked to talk with Deagle on several occasions to ask why there were so many prescriptions written, and why there were so many pharmacies involved. How did he respond? Here's how: Deagle coerced him into signing a contract stating that he would not treat Devin unless his mother, (Shelli Stone) left the doctor alone. I was not to be involved in my own son's treatment, in order for Deagle to continue prescribing these dangerous combinations of drugs. What was Devin to do? Then Deagle prescribed him the Activ Lollipops that are only given to terminal cancer patients facing imminent death with horrible cancer pain. In addition, he prescribed methamphetamines, as well.
I wrote to the Department of Regulatory Agencies, and guess what they did? They responded with a THANK YOU letter!
Later, Deagle arrogantly disclosed that the PDR (Physician's Desk Reference), which he could have consulted about these drug combinations, was only a vehicle for pharmaceutical companies to advertise and "promote new drugs on the market". Did William Richard Deagle EVER consult anyone, or even this book - an industry standard for pharmacy prescriptions? Did he check with a pharmacist or toxicologist to determine whether the antidepressants should be combined with opiates to relieve pain? NO, he did not; and it was a recipe for disaster. Drugs that do not metabolize in the human body very often spiral people toward inevitable serious illness and death.
Sure, we won our case. Sure, Deagle can no longer practice medicine, although he continues to refer to himself as "Doctor" to this day. But does it bring back my son? Does a settlement bring back a leg? Does it restore your eyesight? I urge every person reading this to view the YouTube interviews and articles of William Richard Deagle and make your decision based on this information.
I’m just one voice of many who wants to let people- innocent people- know the truth.
I’d like to say this- I will not let this end without having at least a say in the injustice of this person continuing without conscience, while I live every day in a cloak of sorrow. I quote Dylan Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
This is not over, and I have made a lifelong effort of making sure that other parents and loving families never have to be victimized by the kind of madman who preyed on Devin, one William Richard Deagle.