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Wrongful Death: A Memoir (Norton Paperback)

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On February 10, 1991, Elliot Gilbert, a sixty-year-old professor of English, checked into a major medical center for routine prostate surgery. Twenty-four hours later, he was pronounced dead in the recovery room. To this day, no one from the hospital has told his family how or why he died. In Wrongful Death his widow has produced a searingly frank account of one family's experience with a kind of medical disaster that occurs surprisingly often but is all-too-rarely discussed in a political arena dominated by concerns about the escalating costs of malpractice insurance. As her story unfolds, Sandra Gilbert describes the numbing shock into which she and her children were plunged by her husband's inexplicable death as well as the stages of grief they endured as they struggled to come to terms with their loss. But her major focus is on the process of discovery through which, with the help of friends and lawyers, they began to learn something about what had happened to Elliot. What are the implications of such a medical tragedy for the deceased and for his survivors? How does it feel to confront the possibility that a loved one has suffered what the law calls a "wrongful death"? As she examines the bewildering complexity of the legal, social, and medical questions surrounding "adverse events" like the one that killed her husband, Gilbert shows how vulnerable we all are to the power of the health-care establishment.

Synopsis:

"A loving eulogy . . . a powerful and wrenching book." --

Synopsis:

In Wrongful death, his widow has produced a gripping account of one family's experience with a medical disaster.

About the Author

Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous volumes of criticism

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393315165
Author:
Gilbert, Sandra M.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Malpractice
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Medical personnel
Subject:
Medical personnel -- Malpractice.
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 355-364.
Series:
Norton Paperback
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.24x5.51x.95 in. .81 lbs.

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