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DAMAGES

Barry Werth

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ISBN : 9781416594918
Paperback
400 pages
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When Donna Sabia went into labor on April 1, 1984, she was expecting healthy twins. Instead, one baby was stillborn-and the other just barely clung to life. Caring for their son would exhaust the Sabias emotionally, financially, and physically, andMoreWhen Donna Sabia went into labor on April 1, 1984, she was expecting healthy twins. Instead, one baby was stillborn-and the other just barely clung to life. Caring for their son would exhaust the Sabias emotionally, financially, and physically, and put a nearly lethal strain on their marriage-but after deciding that a lawsuit might bring them some relief, they discovered that what it brought was a seven-year-long maelstrom of conflict, stress, and further expense. This examination of the Sabia familys story brings us not only into their lives but into the lives of the doctors, lawyers, insurance carriers, and countless other players in this heartrending tale of human sorrow which is also, in the words of The San Francisco Chronicle, a disturbing biopsy of a system in serious need of an overhaul.Here is the book that A Civil Action fans have been waiting for. Deserves to be read and thought about and discussed by people on all sides of the complex and often ugly collisions of law and medicine. (New York Times Book Review)Fascinating and detailed... Damages makes excellent reading...a great book and not just for doctors and lawyers. Anyone who enjoyed Jonathan Harrs A Civil Action will enjoy Damages. -Journal of the American Medical AssociationIn the same league as Jonathan Harrs masterpiece, Civil Action. -St. Louis Post-DispatchRichly detailed...a gripping, page-turning story...revealing and troubling. -Kirkus Reviews--Praised for its meticulous detail (San Diego Union Tribune), Damages is already being used in law-school courses--A timely, serious, evenhanded book that gives a human face to the health-care crisis--Takes readers behind the scenes of both the legal and medical professions