Surgeon Fires Cancer-Stricken Assistant In “Heartless” Letter Because She’ll Be “Distracting”

Surgeon Fires Cancer-Stricken Assistant In “Heartless” Letter Because She’ll Be “Distracting”

Pennsylvania resident Carol Jumper has worked for an oral surgeon, Dr. George Visnich, for 12 years. So when she was diagnosed with cancer, she notified him right away–only to receive a “heartless” letter saying she was fired.


Jumper has worked for Visnich for more than 12 years, but you wouldn’t know it from the apparent lack of sympathy he has shown the woman in her hour of need, according to Smerigan .

‘He didn’t even call her, he hasn’t called her once since she got sick,’ the fiance told the paper.

But according to the lawyer hired by the oral surgeon, it was all a big misunderstanding caused by what was intended as an act of kindness on Visnich’s part.

Attorney Larry Kelly told the Beaver County Times Visnich laid off Jumper so she could collect unemployment benefits while undergoing cancer treatment, ‘with the understanding that when she is feeling better, she can come back to work.’

The lawyer said his client has found the public outcry over his letter ‘very troubling’ because he was being vilified for trying to perform a ‘humanitarian’ act.

I don’t think a “humanitarian act” ever includes the phrase “I’m laying you off without pay.” Luckily, a group of true humanitarians is working to raise funds for her medical bills.

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