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Author Weinberg, Eric, 1955- author.

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

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography 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.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Weinberg, Eric, 1955-
Biological products -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Blood -- Transfusion -- Complications -- United States.
Products liability -- United States.
Blood banks -- United States -- Quality control.
Hemophilia -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Criminal provisions.
Hemophiliacs -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Hemophiliacs -- Infections -- United States.
LAW -- Military.
MEDICAL -- History.
Biological products -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00832296
Blood banks -- Quality control. (OCoLC)fst00834669
Blood -- Transfusion -- Complications. (OCoLC)fst00834614
Products liability. (OCoLC)fst01078370
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Blood Safety.
Patient Harm -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Hemophilia A -- complications.
HIV Infections -- etiology.
Hepatitis, Viral, Human -- etiology.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Added Author Shaw, Donna, 1951- author.
Other Form: Print version: Weinberg, Eric, 1955- Blood on their hands. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017] 9780813576220 (DLC) 2016050297 (OCoLC)962025773
ISBN 9780813576237 (electronic bk.)
0813576237 (electronic bk.)
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