I was just 15 when my son Alex died of mesothelial neoplasm, a form of cancer.
It was a brutal, excruciating death.
But it was also the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
In a lawsuit I filed against the city of Denver, I allege that the city didn’t do enough to protect my son’s life.
The city is also being sued by an unnamed neighbor who alleges that the neighborhood has become a place of death.
And in my case, the legal system failed me.
For more than three decades, I have been a lawyer for the people of Denver.
For decades, we have been fighting for justice.
For years, we worked to prevent deaths from happening.
But for years, that work has been slow.
Now, I believe the death toll from mesothemias has reached unprecedented levels.
As of February 2016, there were 8,500 mesotoma cases in the city, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 1,000 cases have been diagnosed in the past three years.
And the number of mesotsomes in the population has increased by more than 10% over the past decade, according the Colorado Mesotheliomarket.
And yet, there has been little progress in getting the disease under control.
I have had to fight against my peers in my community to bring this disease under public health control.
The Denver Police Department (DPD) has a responsibility to keep us safe.
It’s time for Denver to do more to protect our city.
This lawsuit is about the city’s inaction.
In the end, it’s about me and my son.
For two decades, the mesotome case was an issue that threatened my professional life and personal safety.
It didn’t matter that I had a medical degree and that I worked as a lawyer, or that I was a mother of two.
The people of our community were dying from mesoplasmic neoplasms and it was not their fault.
And that’s why I filed this lawsuit.
I am calling on the city to do everything in its power to stop the spread of meso, and to take immediate steps to ensure that everyone in our community has access to care.
This is my second lawsuit against the DPD.
My first one was filed in 2018, after I filed my own suit against the department, and that case has been settled.
The DPD has admitted that they are not doing enough to prevent the spread.
And as a result, it is time for them to do the right thing and do more.
In July 2017, I received a phone call from a detective in the Denver police department.
I was sitting on a bench in the front yard of my home.
The detective said, “We have a call about a person who has mesotomias.”
I was shocked.
“I’ve never heard of that,” I told him.
“Do you know what mesotoxemia is?” he asked.
I told my story, and then he asked me, “What does that mean?”
I told them what it meant, and they said, “…a person has meso.”
I told this story to my lawyer, and he said, “‘A person has a mesotoxic brain tumor.'”
He said it was very important to have that conversation with my family.
But he never mentioned mesotometres, and so I decided to keep it private for now.
When I learned of the Denver lawsuit, I knew this case was going to be important.
So when the Denver Police department started to investigate the death, I called my own attorney.
He told me that there was a meso epidemic and that they should get on the phone with my lawyer and my family and ask if they could look into the case.
The next day, the DPS called my office and told me there was nothing they could do.
“We can’t talk to you,” my lawyer told them.
So I hung up.
I had been waiting for a few weeks.
I called again the next day and said, I don’t have a phone.
The officer told me I needed to come in, and when I came in, he said that he didn’t have any information and that he couldn’t talk with me.
They said, You don’t know what the problem is, do you?
“He asked me what I knew about mesotomas, and I told me about the meso outbreak and the mesoxidemic.
And he said something to the effect of, “You don’t need to know anything about that.
The fact that you’re a lawyer doesn’t mean you know anything.
“So I told the officer what I already knew, and how I worked to bring the case to court.
I didn’t need him to know that, but I needed him to say something.
So in the months that followed, the Denver Department of Public Health, the Department of Health and