Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. My feeling of uselessness was a bit more surprising. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Valarie Wachter and her husband David Ray Sullivan. One set of attorneys warned her not to speak publicly about her case and withdrew from representing her after she ignored their advice. SMITH, MARY ANN (nee Wachter), beloved wife of Herbert C. Smith, dear mother of Robert E. Lewis, Jr., Joyce Ann Buffen, James W. and Clay B. Lewis, daughter of Stella Mae Strunk and Robert Wachter, grandmother of Charity, Christine, Jimmy, Robbie and Sara, sister of James W. and Isabelle Wachter, also survived by several nieces and nephews. ROBERT JAMES WACHTER of Alexandria VA passed on Aug 16th felled by the coronavirus. Dorothy S Wachter, Jessica M Robinson, John J Wachter, Kenji N Roberts, Robert E Wachter. But those types of decisions are generally made after a judge hears evidence from both sides on the issues, Hoffman said. Grendell did not return ProPublica’s request to comment about the voicemail. Born February 14, 1932, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Wachter was the son of the late George Carl Wachter, Sr., and Edith Irene (Dawson) Wachter. "Hey, you know, I want to mess with the ex or with the dads, since most of these people never married, and COVID-19 gives me an excuse to mess with his parenting schedule.". Robert F. Wachter, Sr., aged 87 of Rotonda West, FL, passed away on May 8, 2010. But Hartman was struck by one similarity: “Everybody is scared about what he is going to do.”. Family court judges like Grendell have wide discretion to make decisions in the best interests of children in the middle of custody or abuse cases, experts say. ... A mishap took place while a University of Medical Center nurse was vaccinated for COVID-19 Tuesday. Page has disagreed about the parameters suggested for visitation, so she still has not seen her children. Grendell’s order prohibiting testing for COVID-19 came about a week later. Page had a fever the day before the hearing, a possible symptom of COVID-19, so she sat in her car. But Grendell hasn’t confined his views to the public square. A few weeks after he testified to lawmakers, he referred to the pandemic as a "panic-ademic" in the midst of a custody proceeding in his courtroom in Geauga County, outside Cleveland. Several family law attorneys told ProPublica that they refuse to take cases in Grendell’s court because they do not believe he treats parties in cases fairly. Some carried rifles. ROBERT JAMES WACHTER Of Alexandria VA passed on August 16, 2020 felled by the coronavirus. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Valarie Wachter and her husband David Ray Sullivan. Required fields are marked *. "Nobody gets into a hospital and around other patients without a COVID test. Grendell's no-testing order wasn't the first time COVID-19 had been a point of contention in the case. “Hey, you know, I want to mess with the ex or with the dads, since most of these people never married, and COVID-19 gives me an excuse to mess with his parenting schedule.”. by Eye On Ohio Staff, Eye on Ohio December 18, 2020. Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Minn., a physician in Minnesota, was interviewed by "The Ingraham Angle" host Laura Ingraham on April 8 on Fox News and claimed hospitals get paid more if Medicare patients are... All six new codes will be effective January 1, 2021. Page felt ongoing anxiety about her health and the health of the boys. Mike DeWine, a Republican, with some demanding his impeachment and his arrest, to no avail. This story was co-published with Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. The boys' Cleveland Clinic pediatrician had deemed them high risk if they became exposed to the coronavirus. The danger of the judge’s order, if followed, is that it might lead to one of the boys not getting medical treatment he needs, said Michelle Mello, a health law and policy professor at Stanford University. “There is no downside to getting a COVID test,” Hoffman said. Saying Page had failed to return the children on time, Sherrick filed an emergency motion with the judge for custody of the children. Page felt ongoing anxiety about her health and the health of the boys. There's a public health reason.". Robert has many family members and associates who include Robert Wachter, Wanda Wachter, David Sullivan, Joseph Wachter and Jean Wachter. “This judge needs to be held accountable to somebody other than our family,” Page said. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Wachter, in 1992, and a brother, Donald M. Barr. One set of attorneys warned her not to speak publicly about her case and withdrew from representing her after she ignored their advice. "It's basically blindfolding us or asking us to take care of someone with an arm tied behind our back.". But medical experts told ProPublica that a COVID-19 test is often essential for health care providers to protect themselves and to decide on the best course of treatment for a patient. On Sept. 23, Page went to Sherrick’s home and picked up the child to take him to the hospital, according to a court filing, and was late returning him to Sherrick. Legally, judges have wide discretion to resolve disputes between parents. While watching the footage of the first five nurses receiving the vaccine, KFOX14 noticed a... Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides life support for coronavirus patients suffering respiratory failure. He is survived by his loving companion of 16 years, Esther Lyle Hagen, and 5 sons: Robert Louise Wachter, Jr., of Topock, AZ; Richard Mary Wachter of Alto, MI; Jerry Kathy Wachte President Trump "roid rage" concerns are legit, according to Dr. Robert Wachter. Mr. Robert A. Wachter, Jr., 83, of Thurmont, MD., passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. Page had a fever the day before the hearing, a possible symptom of COVID-19, so she sat in her car. On Nov. 20, Grendell issued a new interim order that the children could be tested if they had symptoms and if their pediatrician recommended it. She said that she communicated with her ex each time, and that there have been times in the past when he had delayed returning them to her. That same day the court ordered supervised visitation. The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release later that month. It is highly unusual for a judge to call a litigant in a proceeding directly. Page accused Sherrick of failing to provide adequate medical care for the boys, and her parenting time included multiple visits to doctors and emergency rooms. Page's medical records show they have undergone five tests for COVID-19 between them. About a week later, Grendell ordered Page to appear before him “to show cause why you should not be held in Contempt of Court for failing to abide by parenting time … and for failing to abide by the order prohibiting COVID-19 testing, unless approved by the Court first.”. "This judge needs to be held accountable to somebody other than our family," Page said. ", Since Grendell himself made the motion, it made Potts wonder: "Who is telling you this stuff? And he has claimed that 15 mothers in his court have used the virus as an excuse in custody cases to “mess with” their exes’ parenting time. Before COVID-19, people brought home colds and diseases every day, he said, branding the pandemic a “panic-ademic.”. Honor Guard. In May, Grendell sent Stacy Hartman’s two teenage sons to juvenile detention after they refused a court-ordered visit with their father. When Dr. Robert Wachter's wife underwent surgery in October to donate a kidney to a friend, her chief anxiety, he said, was "the possibility that she might be killed by a medical mistake." He is on the faculty of University of California, San Francisco, where he is chairman of the Department of Medicine, the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine, and the Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine. The hospital declined to comment about the case, but said in a statement that it performs COVID-19 tests when they are deemed medically necessary and on patients who are admitted with respiratory symptoms. The next day, Grendell suspended Page’s custody and sent his constable to the hospital to retrieve the child and hand him off to his father. A United States Marine Corps Veteran during the Korean Conflict, George retired from the Maryland State Police with 29-1/2 years of service. Please share your story with ProPublica by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Some said they have filed complaints against him. Hearings in the case have been delayed until January. And he has claimed that 15 mothers in his court have used the virus as an excuse in custody cases to "mess with" their exes' parenting time. The judge also has been embroiled in public spats, sometimes with other elected or political officials. Nobody seems to be able to stop Grendell, Bonnie Sherrick said of the judge. He had been employed for … Rising discontent with the orders this spring led angry citizens to march on the Ohio Statehouse, chanting "Open Ohio" and breaking several windows. Quade told ProPublica that he reached out to his agency’s lawyer but ultimately decided not to get involved because the order didn’t apply to his agency, which does not provide COVID testing. Robert devoted his … We're 100% free for everything!