Dr. Joseph Charles is one of eight physicians being sued for not diagnosing an infection that has left a man paralyzed. He tells his story as it happens. And, unlike most novels involving the law, this story is told from the viewpoint of a defendant, not an attorney. The malpractice trial reveals the often surprising ways the lives of both the plaintiff and the defendants are affected. What start as issues of medical judgments and physical pain quickly evolve into a question of money. Plaintiff, defendants, and witnesses are all reduced to pawns in a chess game played by attorneys. For doctors, this book may confirm your worst fears. For lawyers-especially plaintiff's lawyers-this book will remind you there is another side to it all. For patients, this novel will provide insight into the human side of today's headlines, which remind us of the malpractice crisis, doctors' strikes, and injury and death resulting in medical error.