‘Something snapped,’ brother of alleged Brigham shooter says

22 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Former Patient: Slain Doctor ‘Could Have Helped So Many Others’.

Davidson was remembered as a visionary cardiac surgeon, a jack of all trades, and a loving husband and father of three with a baby on the way, colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said on Wednesday.

The violence is mostly in the rural provinces, but the danger is everywhere: There were nearly 30 attacks on clinicians at the average Chinese hospital in 2012. At a press conference on Wednesday, four hospital colleagues said Davidson, who they called “Mike,” had a range of passions and somehow managed to be an expert at all of them. Yes, there are shootings — too many shootings, about 15 a year — on hospital campuses, as doctors and nurses sometimes get caught in the crossfire. Degrees from Princeton and Yale, a residency at Duke, all leading up to a staff position at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, one of the nation’s finest medical institutions.

Despite the efforts of colleagues who rushed to his aid, the 44-year-old Davidson, a cardiovascular surgeon, succumbed to his wounds Tuesday night, officials said. A 44-year-old cardiovascular surgeon known for “saving lives and improving the quality of life for every patient he cared for,” the hospital said in a statement on Tuesday.

He said Stephen Pasceri was upset by their mother’s death, and the brother said in an interview Wednesday he believes “something snapped” after Stephen Pasceri learned new details about the reason for their mother’s death. He said he was told the surgery went well, but his mother fell ill while en route from the Brigham to a rehabilitation facility in the Worcester area. So, he learned how to play, his bandmates said. “Mike was an incredible friend, father, husband, and an amazing lead guitarist, actually,” said Dan Weiner, a thoracic surgeon and fellow guitarist in Off Label. “I will miss him a lot.”

During her most recent illness, Marguerite Pasceri was taking a medication for her lungs that had the potential to cause pulmonary bleeding as a side effect, Gregory Pasceri said. To publicly ask then-Senator John Kerry to conduct an investigation of his father’s $8,100 medical bill. “Truth be told, [hospitals] do it because they can get away with it,” Pasceri said at the time. “If my father had had Medicare Part B, we likely never would have looked closely at the bill. I’m certain that Medicare is being overcharged thousands of times a day by hospitals that will have great difficulty justifying the costs they are passing on.” Two months ago, Pasceri’s 78-year-old mother died. After the procedure, Marguerite Pasceri swore off smoking and enjoyed generally stable health until she started having breathing problems during the late summer, he said.

He also wrote his mother’s obituary, his sister, Marguerite Joly, told the Boston Herald, “I think it comes down to the fact that my brother thought it was the doctor’s fault that my mother died,” she said. One problem is that hospitals — in the world that existed before Michael Davidson was gunned down on Tuesday, at least — generally don’t want them.

Stephen Pasceri told the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester in 2011 that he was frustrated by an $8,100 bill his mother received after Gregory Pasceri had died of a heart attack. An official who almost didn’t get the job because he dared to suggest that gun violence is a public health issue. (An opinion shared by many medical professionals.) Instead, hospitals will likely focus on teaching their workers how to survive a shooting. A hospital spokeswoman said Davidson had three children, 9, 7, and 2 ½ years old, and his wife, plastic surgeon Terri Halperin, was seven months pregnant with a fourth child.

Wednesday, roughly 150 of Davidson’s colleagues gathered outside the main entrance to the hospital where the blue flag of the Brigham was lowered to half-staff while two members of the hospital security staff stood at attention. Many of the mourners wore hospital scrubs, the clothes of their — and Davidson’s — profession and were handed multicolored roses that they laid at the base of the flagpole.

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