If I did not know Joseph Giacchino as well as I do, I would be somewhat surprised by the recent court complaint that he caused to have filed in Cook County’s Chancery Division last week. Giacchino’s sad little quest (equal parts tragedy and comedy) to regain his medical license seems to be never-ending. Apparently he will not be happy unless he can ruin the reputations of others as masterfully as he has ruined his own.
Please take a look at the ludicrous complaint before proceeding. In case the law firm hosting this document decides to suddenly ‘move’ it, I have archived a copy of the complaint here at ANP.
I can certainly sympathize with Illinois State Official John Lagattuta (now former supervisor of medical prosecutions) since we both have had purported sexual-related medical ailments leaked by our doctor in a public record. In my case the information leaked by Giacchino was seriously distorted, not making any sense whatsoever. I have not had the opportunity to talk to Mr. Lagattuta to determine if the medical information leaked about him is accurate, though given the source I am inclined to believe it is not.
When in trouble, Giacchino lashes out against his alleged attackers, who are usually his patients, typically by publicizing their medical information and in the most humiliating way possible. The way I see it, Giacchino does not understand HIPPA and it remains unclear to me why he is not held accountable for his breaches of medical privacy.
I once brought a civil suit against Giacchino for breaches of privacy. However, as my communications with the court and law enforcement show, my efforts were cut short by specific threats of physical violence. If the statute of limitations had not already expired, I would resuscitate the civil case immediately as I am now ready to deal with the intimidation that I once feared.