Title: Malpractice: Autobiography of a Victim
Author: Dean Lipton
Description: Apricot-colored cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows light rubbing; minor soiling on rear panel; not price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. 251 pages. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
The true story of medical malpractice as told by the victim, Dean Lipton (1919-1992), who had been the chairman of the San Francisco's Writers Workshop and a handsome and popular figure in North Beach. Lipton re-creates his shattering experience, from the day he entered surgery for a routine ear operation involving a few days' hospital stay, through the years of suffering and despair that followed.
Due to a severed facial nerve, the entire right side of his face became paralyzed. He was unable to close his eye, to speak clearly enough to be understood, to smile, or to eat without drooling. He went through an agonizing number of years, multiple surgeries, awaiting trial, dealing with psychological trauma, and then dealing with a shabby legal system and with doctors that were unwilling to testify against other members of their profession.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: A.S. Barnes and Company
Place: South Brunswick and New York
Keywords: medical personnel, medical, injures, law, cases, plastic surgery,
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