Re: The Gronkowski infection is very serious
posted at 4/8/2013 7:05 AM EDT
In response to jimmytantric's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
You saying that Dr.Thomas Gill at Mass General is a hack?
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in Biology from Harvard College, Dr. Thomas Gill received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. After graduating, Dr. Gill was awarded the Maurice E. Muller Scholarship to study reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and other European academic centers. He completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
Dr. Gill is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has served as Chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Gill serves as the Medical Director for the New England Patriots, Team Physician for the Boston Bruins and previously was the Medical Director for the Boston Red Sox. He has been named to the "Top 1% of Doctors in America" and consistently is listed among the "Best Doctors in America" and "Best of Boston" physicians.
Dr. Gill is Director of Research for the Sports Medicine Service, has published over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts and edited two text books in knee and shoulder surgery. He has received multiple research awards, including the prestigious Excellence in Research Award, Aircast Award, O'Donoghue Award and Hughston Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and a member of the Team Physician Societies of the NFL and the NHL. His work is recognized both nationally and internationally. He has been elected to the Herodicus Society, the honor society for Sports Medicine surgeons, and the American Orthopedic Association.
Well...Mr. Wonderful screwed up, this time...didn't he??
To be human is to make mistakes TP. People in glass houses should not throw stones! Unless you are the one human in existence that has never made a mistake or done something wrong?
That's a beautiful sentiment. But...this is real life, and big business. This doctor was undoubtedly paid huge money to do his job, and do it right. Doctors can't afford the luxury of having an "off day". If they have an off day, a person can die.
Here, we're talking about a young man's life potentially being at stake, along with his Hall of Fame career. We're also talking about the difference between a football team being a 10-6 playoff fodder team, or a team having a legitimate shot at a championship...because of this doctor's mistake...or the incompetence of supposedly one of the finest hospitals in the world.
Sorry...but mistakes like this are inexcusable.
Had you paid big money to this doctor/hospital to treat your wife or child, and a a similar "mistake" had been made...I wonder if you would be in such a forgiving mood?