Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It Takes Two to Tango

Today in the news we hear the name revealed of the convicted murdered doing time in prison who gave money as a bride to two Montreal cardiologists. We all remember Valery Fabrikant who murdered many of his colleges some twenty years ago in a Montreal university. Yesterday, the media was not able to reveal the name of the prisoner as he being a patient had his right to confidentiality. Again, my blood curls as I hear that protective word : confidentiality. What changed from yesterday that allows us to know the name of the prisoner today is something I am not yet aware of.

The doctors in question are André Pasternac and Mark Eisenberg. I ask why would two supposedly upstanding cardiologists find themselves in this mess with Fabrikant. How could they think that dealing with this nutbar would not have any repercussions. How could they not of known what Fabrikant was like as he has been in the media often in the past twenty years while trying to stir up trouble.

I blame the doctors for not refusing treatment right from the get go. I know that a doctor's is obligated to help people even criminals, but from the first instance of trouble brewing,the doctors should of sounded the alarm. However, the stuffed enveolpes looked very appealing. THese doctors have lost their credibility. They made bad choices and for that I would not ever be able to trust them with my life or anyone I know as their decision making would always be questionable.

From the responsibility of Correctional Services who govern and house Fabrikant, I question what control are they allowing him to have. Why was he allowed to choose his own doctors? From what I have read, it seems that Fabrikant wanted the doctors to be available to him at his beck and call. Does that mean whenever Fabrikant wanted to see his doctors, Correctional Services would just put him in a van and shoot him off to the doctor. Who's is running our prisons? Is Fabrikant using his manipulative enveoples with others around him to get services as he sees fit? I wonder if Fabrikant has access to the internet which I am told by CSC that the prisoners do not have access to.

The doctors should face the courts and Fabrikant's stuffed envelopes should be going to the familes of the victims he distroyed. Interestng how even from prison he still controlls his wife. What is she afriad of? Why is she still in the picture?

It was reported that Fabrikant had an operation which Pasternac deemed unnecessary, however he still operated. He was paid with a stuffed envelope, plus our RAMQ paid him which we the Quebec taxpayers paid for. How long was Fabrikant on the waiting list? Who did he bypass on waiting list to get the operation? Probably, someone who desperately needed it.....a good law abiding citizen.


Jill Prather-Nehls said...

Bribing doctors in Canada is a common practice. Investigations have occurred but have gone nowhere because the authorities would rather sweep it under the rug to avoid firing prominent doctors and a deluge of court filings. So why do single out Dr. Fabrikant?
If you do your research, you will find many people with major illnesses, often life threatening, who have had to bribe their doctors or die. And it's all finally coming out.
Even prisoners have the right to decent medical care.

Jill Prather-Nehls

Doreen said...

Hello Jill,

Thanks for your comments. There was a time in my life where I thought all man were equal, whereas we should all have the same. However,since my daughter's untimely death, my perspective has changed. My daughter's life was ripped from her and until one passes through such a horiffic situation, one cannot understand the complexity. Life completely changes and so does my take on who has the right to what privileges. Kelly-Anne had a right to live, but her killer, for me should loose his right to all services which we as law abiding citizens have and should have.I do not expect you to understand, but that is how I feel. Secondly, yes doctors have and will be bribed by citizens to get the services needed. It's a sad state of affairs. I brought this issue up about Frabrikant because he is still incarcerated and seems to have a free run with in the system. Once this story was exposed through the media, many others came out and told their story. I know it is not new, but a situation which has been kept over the years under lock and key. Finally now it is being brought to the surface.