Robertson is an orthopaedic trained hand surgeon from New Orleans, Louisiana.She specializes in the treatment of carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve and tendon disease from injury or repetitive use, as well as arthritis and fracture care."I am excited to be in El Paso and I am ready to assist you and your family!
The lawyer, husband, and father of two was walking across the driveway with a bag of garbage when his bare foot slipped in a puddle of water that had collected beneath his car’s air conditioner. While nothing was broken, the blow prevented blood from reaching his spinal cord.
He laid there for an hour, unable to move, while his daughters watched television in the living room.
By the time he was discovered, the damage had been done. Eventually, Joseph would make it back to work at his law firm, although he couldn’t keep up his old pace.
By August 2007, complications prevented him from working at all — possibly forever.
According to Joseph, Martino was going to set up the new website while he was in the hospital, and he guaranteed that in thirty days Joseph would be making between $4,000 and $5,000 a month, working from his bed for an hour a day.
Joseph hoped that, if he didn’t survive the infection, this source of income would be a lasting gift to his family.
While relating this all to me, he starts to choke up a little.
"And I know all this stuff about ‘too good to be true,’ but he went into great detail about how his brother was a paraplegic, and he helped his brother do this, and that the reason he was going to do it was because of me, he could only have one person under his wing, so to speak." It was in this vulnerable state, facing death and trying to care for his family, that Richard Joseph charged ,000 on his credit card, money that he has yet to reclaim after phone calls, a lawsuit, and nearly three lean years.
Joseph describes his mental state after yet another stint in rehab: “I’m moping, pretty much, and right around Christmas time I decided, you know, I’d better get my butt in gear and find something I can do from home.