Damages

Damages When Donna Sabia went into labor on April she was expecting healthy twins Instead one of the babies was stillborn and the other just barely clinging to life The Sabias loved Little Tony and

  • Title: Damages
  • Author: Barry Werth
  • ISBN: 9780425168639
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Donna Sabia went into labor on April 1, 1984, she was expecting healthy twins Instead, one of the babies was stillborn and the other just barely clinging to life The Sabias loved Little Tony and never considered putting him in a home But caring for their son would exhaust them, emotionally, physically, and financially, and put a nearly lethal strain on their marWhen Donna Sabia went into labor on April 1, 1984, she was expecting healthy twins Instead, one of the babies was stillborn and the other just barely clinging to life The Sabias loved Little Tony and never considered putting him in a home But caring for their son would exhaust them, emotionally, physically, and financially, and put a nearly lethal strain on their marriage It was only when Donna, at the local playground, met another mother who suggested suing that the Sabias saw some hope for relief.This is the riveting true story of one family s journey into the maelstrom of a malpractice lawsuit and the attorneys, doctors, insurance carriers, and countless other players in the seven year struggle toward resolution It is at once a heartrending tale of human sorrow and, in the words of The San Francisco Chronicle, a disturbing biopsy of a system in serious need of overhaul.

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    1. This is a very detailed biography of everyone interacting with a medmal suit -- doctors, nurses, lawyers, victims. It's non-fiction but reads like a novel. Nell Newton recommended it to me as an excellent tale of the human experiences generated by one civil action. It should be required reading for law students.

    2. When non-lawyer friends ask me about litigation, medical malpractice etc. I recommend this book. The book provides perspectives of plaintiffs, lawyers, defendants, insurance companies, and doctors. A great introduction to complexities for everyone. Easy to read like a novel with limited legal jargon.

    3. Damages is a multifaceted look at a medical malpractice case. It is a rare find because a lot of otherwise confidential material was released from its confidentiality. It details a seven year ‘bad baby’ case where a family is destroyed because of the consequences of a high-risk pregnancy. It follows the lawyers for each side as they build their cases and the doctors as they are deposed without any prejudice. If you are interested in the grind that is getting a case to court, this book does a [...]

    4. Werth wrote a book that provides a look at a medical malpractice case from the perspective of pretty much everyone involved in the case.

    5. For a book that I have to read for school, this is top notch. Quite journalistic, which is a style I really appreciate.

    6. Dessert: Big Chewy Apricot and Ginger Cookies from New Sugar And Spice Baking Book. Chocolate Situation from Zahav.

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