Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Medical supply company manager said PTSD veterans are "a bunch of babies"

Medical supply company manager said PTSD veterans are "a bunch of babies"
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
August 14, 2013

Aside from being a neanderthal, a manager of a company that made "third quarter net sales of $2.58 billion" with many slogans, this foolish person is accused by a Gulf War veteran of calling PTSD veterans a "bunch of babies."
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Boss made me ill: vet
New York Post
August 14, 2013

A Navy veteran was so viciously belittled by his boss for admitting he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that he suffered a debilitating relapse, according to a lawsuit.

Manhattanite John Gorman, 48, was treated for anxiety, migraine headaches and nightmares in June after manager Dale Kelly at Covidien, a pharmaceutical and medical-supply company, allegedly called victims of PTSD “a bunch of babies,” the vet says in Manhattan Supreme Court papers.

Gorman “was placed on a battery of medication because the symptoms of PTSD were exacerbated,” the suit states.
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One of Covidien's slogans is on compassion.
"We are caring professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of patients around the world."

Calling PTSD veterans a "bunch of babies" is not the way to prove that. Firing is too good for him. He needs to go out and meet some of the people he called "baby" face to face.

Here's just a start on some of the "PTSD babies" Kelly ignored.

He coule start with Marine Clay Hunt.
"He thought the world was supposed to be a better place than it is, and he lived every day of his life thinking, perhaps naively, that his efforts could make the world be what he thought it should be."

"The 28-year-old had narrowly escaped death in Iraq four years ago, when a sniper's bullet missed his head by inches. But he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt over the deaths of four friends in his platoon who weren't so lucky."
He can't talk to him because Clay committed suicide in 2011 after he came home with PTSD and after he risked his life time and time again to help people after natural disasters as part of TEAM RUBICON. The group has a lot of PTSD veterans in it and another one of them was Neil Landsberg. He committed suicide too.

I am sure Clay's family would be willing to sit down with him and let him know exactly who he called part of the "bunch of babies" because his Mom, Stacy Hunt said "If anything good comes out the death of our son is that they might see this. They may talk to somebody to seek out help because there are other groups out there in addition to the VA and they are all heroes."

He could talk to some of these guys too.
The 878 men of the First Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment who came home have struggled to come to terms with the fact that 11 did not; that 68 others suffered combat wounds; and that many more were hit with injuries less visible but with long-term effects.

It is as if they all shared in those losses, and, in a real sense, most did. A Globe survey of more than 130 members of the battalion found that nearly 60 percent report one or more symptoms of war trauma - anger, depression, nightmares, hypervigilance - even if they have not been diagnosed with the disorder. There is also a powerful consensus that while most of their neighbors appreciate their service, civilians don't quite get it. A sense of isolation grows out of that, particularly in New England, where military bases are few and hostility to the war runs high.

More than a few of the Marines have doubts about this war, too. But their focus is on their duty - and on getting well, or helping others to do so. In that, members of the battalion report some ringing successes but also some shameful failures as the nation delivers, unevenly, on its pledge to care for those wounded in service.

Then he could talk to General Carter Ham and Major General Blackledge and some of the other Generals with the courage to talk about have PTSD after having the courage to serve.

You know what courage is and so do these heroes talking about PTSD after earning the Medal Of Honor.

Dakota Meyer not only talked about having PTSD, he talked about surviving an attempted suicide when he put the barrel of his gun to his head and pulled the trigger. He lived because the bullets were taken out.

The newest to be awarded the Medal of Honor is Ty Carter

He could talk to hundreds of thousands of veterans with PTSD to learn some facts about the people he called "babies" but he would first have to have the ability to learn and the "compassion" the company he works for has as a slogan.

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