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Blood on their hands : how greedy companies, inept bureaucracy, and bad science killed thousands of hemophiliacs / Eric Weinberg, Donna Shaw.

  • Weinberg, Eric, 1955-
Date
[2017]
  • Books

About this work

Description

"A few short years after HIV first entered the world blood supply in the late 1970s and early 1980s, over half the hemophiliacs in the United States were infected with the virus. But this was far more than just an unforeseeable public health disaster. Negligent doctors, government regulators, and Big Pharma all had a hand in this devastating epidemic. Blood on Their Hands is an inspiring, firsthand account of the legal battles fought on behalf of hemophiliacs who were unwittingly infected with tainted blood. As part of the team behind the key class action litigation filed by the infected, young New Jersey lawyer Eric Weinberg was faced with a daunting task: to prove the negligence of a powerful, well-connected global industry worth billions. Weinberg and journalist Donna Shaw tell the dramatic story of how idealistic attorneys and their heroic, mortally-ill clients fought to achieve justice and prevent further infections. A stunning exposé of one of the American medical system’s most shameful debacles, Blood on Their Hands is a rousing reminder that, through perseverance, the victims of corporate greed can sometimes achieve great victory." -- Publisher's website.

Publication/Creation

New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

Physical description

xiii, 285 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Liquid gold -- Beginnings -- How could it happen and nobody did anything wrong? -- A history ignored -- Digging in -- Reaching out -- Help wanted -- All for business -- Somewhere here, I have the documents -- More lawyers, more experts -- A meeting with Roger -- An act of man -- The trouble with torts -- I murdered my child, but not alone -- Of sheep and men -- A failure of leadership -- From prime chuck to dogeza -- Endings – Epilogue.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine GYV.AN

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780813576220
  • 0813576229