Damages by Barry Werth

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Damages is the riveting true story of one family’s legal struggles in the world of medicine. At the urging of a friend, the Sabias filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Humes and Norwalk Hospital. Barry Werth takes us through the seven-year lawsuit, allowing us to see the legal strategy plotted by the Sabias’s attorneys, Connecticut’s premier medical malpractice law firm.
 

About Barry Werth

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Barry Werth brought the story of Newton Arvin and the "Smith College Homosexual Scandal of 1960" to national attention for the first time in almost forty years in The New Yorker. Werth is the author of The Billion-Dollar Molecule and Damages. In addition to The New Yorker, his articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Outside. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
 
Published August 20, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 404 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Self Help. Non-fiction

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A richly detailed account of a medical malpractice suit that reveals how human-energy-intensive, expensive, and inefficient the medical liability system can be.

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In this powerful tale of a medical malpractice suit, the villains are not doctors, lawyers, nurses, midwives, hospitals or victims, though all were deeply involved.

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