Pros and Cons of Being a Lead Plaintiff

by Charisse Shumate, CCWF
I write from my heart and the experience of a battle that I took on knowing the risk could mean my life in more ways than one.
First of all, have an open mind and trust in God to give you the wisdom and strength. As lead plaintiff, staff will very seldom have any thing good to say to you or about you. Medical staff will feel like you are a threat only when they know that they are not doing their jobs the way they should. So you are labeled as a trouble maker. Now your peers with medical concerns will want you to be able to get them immediate help.
Beware that you have all the facts and as much proof as you can get your hands on. Never give up your only copy of anything and keep close records because CDC also labels you as a liar.
Now please don’t give up. When times get rough hold your head up and know that you may be free or dead if you have acute medical needs yourself before you see the change that we fight so hard for. But stay in peace with yourself that you are doing the right thing. It’s not a me thing; it’s a we thing, and together with the Dream Team and the help of CCWP there is light at the end of the tunnel.
And yes, I would do it all over again. If I can save one life from the medical nightmare of CCWF Medical Department then it’s well worth it.