Blood on Their Hands (inbunden)
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Blood on Their Hands (inbunden)

Blood on Their Hands

How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs

Inbunden, Engelska, 2017-09-30
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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when HIV first entered the world's blood supply, more than half of the 17,000 hemophiliacs in the United States became infected with the AIDS-causing virus. In Blood on Their Hands, attorney Eric Weinberg and journalist Donna Shaw provide an insider's look at the epic legal battle fought over what has been called the worst medically induced epidemic in the history of modern medicine and one of the twentieth century's worst public health disasters. As one of the key members of the legal team involved with the class action suit filed by the infected, Eric Weinberg was faced with a daunting task: prove the negligence of a powerful, well-connected global industry with billions of dollars in sales at risk. Weinberg and fellow attorneys representing AIDS-stricken hemophiliacs also had to explain why governments and regulators from several nations had failed their clients. Blood on Their Hands underscores how heroic clients, even as they were nearing death, fought tirelessly for justice.
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"Weinberg, a member of the legal team behind a 1994 class action negligence lawsuit, lends astounding detail to the suffering of unwitting patients... The authors make a powerful and important case by unveiling the suffering that devastated families know 'could have been entirely prevented.'" - Publishers Weekly "While triumphantly heartwarming, the narrative especially highlights how easily the litigation could have divided, dissolved, and failed. And in all the hurt, sickness, sadness and anger--the resolve and championing spirit of the hemophilia community yet rises." -Matrix Health News

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ERIC WEINBERG is a practicing attorney in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He also serves as a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University and is a regular public speaker on the topic of injury claims and lawsuits. DONNA SHAW is an associate professor of journalism, and the chair of the Journalism and Professional Writing program at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. She is also a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where her work was thrice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.