Out of all the deplorable things that Dr. Joseph L. Giacchino had done throughout his sad and pathetic life, one of the worst stories is something that I have never shared publicly.
The story innocently involves one other doctor that went on to be one of the greatest surgeons in Chicago and, because of his innocence in the story that I am about to tell, I will leave his name out.
Back when Giacchino was working at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Illinois (prior to Loyola sweeping his kidney transplantation scam under the rug), Giacchino did the unthinkable. Purpotedly, he deliberately neglected to adequately supervise and assist a new doctor in surgery.
It was an ordinary day at Loyola Hospital sometime around the year 1980 when Dr. Joseph L. Giacchino purportedly approached a new doctor that was working under him with news that a patient in the operating room was awaiting a new kidney. The new doctor did not seem concerned because he worked with Giacchino on numbers of surgical procedures in the past. However, this time was different. Giacchino purportedly informed the new doctor that he would not be in the operating room prior to the new doctor opening up the patient. This would be the new doctor’s first time performing such a procedure on his own. All of a sudden the new doctor seemed somewhat uncomfortable. Giacchino made matters more difficult by further telling the new doctor that he would not scrub in or have gloves on when he would enter the operating room to observe the procedure. Giacchino told the new doctor, “You are on your own.”
A while later, Giacchino entered the operating room where the new doctor had his patient opened up. True to his word, Giacchino was not wearing gloves. He could not offer the new doctor any significant assistance if necessary. Sure enough, the new doctor accidentally cut an artery, which purportedly caused the patient to die immediately on the operating table.