|Author: Brian Gale (email@example.com)
Subject: I have the scars of a Sham Peer Review
I have been fighting a battle since 1993. Some say they would have given up a
long time ago. Others say I'm lucky that I still have my home and my clinic
although payments on everything are always late. I've also been told that I'm
lucky I've only spent about $500k or so even though it translates into several
million down the road.
Thanks to Rich Willner and a few other friends and relatives I'm still alive and
kicking. There are some extremely important rules about going up against
hospitals and boards; the faster someone accepts them as fact, the better chance
they have of prevailing.
Rich Willner is without a doubt the number one expert in the United States on
this subject. I know that's saying a lot but I have spent hundreds of hours
speaking to him and we have exchanged somewhere in the range of thousands of
He reads every case he can get his hands on and understands how the evil system
works. Most of our conversations lately have been about people who are spending
hundreds of thousands on lawyers who don't have a clue what they're doing. When
a lawyer calls Rich, Rich can give them the legal cases they need to try to make
Rich is worth his weight in gold and then some when it comes to someone who has
been abused as some of us have. Just take a look at
briangale.com . The web
site was Rich's idea. At first my wife and I really hesitated because I was in
the process of cashing in my entire retirement (not that it was that big) as
well as our kids colleges savings, just to be able to pay some bills.
Reluctantly we went along with it and it has been given us a tremendous return
on our very small investment.
The web site literally neutralized a lot of the "evil doers" as President Bush
calls them. There is no time to fight back and get on the offensive because all
of the shammed person's time is spent on the defensive side.
I spent 8 years and now I have finally managed to have almost all of the members
of our state board that shammed me replaced. I did this only with the help of
For those of you who read this and are in a similar predicament; join the Center
for Peer Review Justice. It was the ONLY thing I did in the past 8 years that
I'm not out of this mess yet but I'm in better shape now than I have ever been.
I understand the system and the players. Now I tell my lawyer what he needs to
do and how to handle things after Rich and I have extensive discussions about
it. My lawyer is still involved and has the final say about what he will and
won't do and everything that is done is legal; whether the lawyer(s) know about
it or not.
These people (shammers) take very little time to do one thing that creates years
of pain, suffering and nightmares for us and our families. Depression is a given
for all of us. At times we are paralyzed emotionally and physically so we are
too weak to fight back. We try to hold our families together because they are
the most precious commodity we have and that takes so much time and energy that
there is nothing left.
Rich Willner has given me hope. He has been the "equalizer" for me. Why did he
get involved? Because he loves a challenge and he couldn't believe that the
things I posted publicly on another forum could be true. When he did his own
investigation a few years ago, he began opening up the world of sham peer
As bad as things are and have been I still have many things to be thankful for.
I am alive, I have my health. For some reason I still have my wife (many leave
for obvious reasons) and little girls too. Many of us who have been shammed are
not as lucky as me. If I could take all the pain my wife has endured away and
put it inside me because of what I have been put through I would gladly take it
In simple terms the answer is networking and fighting back. Think of it as the
ultimate challenge of your life. There are no rules except for the one's the
shammers make up as they go. You have nothing to lose because your (my) life has
been destroyed professionally. Take it on as if it becomes your only mission in
life. "Take no prisoners." You have to pull out every bit of passion you can
muster and keep pushing on.
The first step is to contact Rich AND do what he says; take his advice. We have
to begin aggressively helping each other. A huge advantage that Rich gives us is
that he can get a number of reviews for anyone at any given time from
authoritative leaders in the specialty field of his choice. If anyone needs my
help I'm available. This is not a fight that can be won with just the lawyers
through the courts. That's what they want us to do is go through the legal
process. It doesn't cost them a penny while it breaks us and our families.
Call me any time to talk or for advice.
Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS 701-255-3338 clinic 701-202-1885 cellular 701-223-8841