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The Price of Life

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Eight-year-old Jennifer Haller's brain tumor is killing her. A timely CT scan would likely have saved her, and a new surgery offers hope for a cure, but Julie Haller is crushed when their insurance company refuses to pay for her daughter's operation.Shortly after Jennifer's diagnosis, Marine Captain Ed Haller loses his leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq. He comes home to rehab ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Otherworld Publictations LLC (first published September 1st 2010)
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Amy Meyer
Title: The Price of Life
Author: Greg McCarthy
ISBN: 978-0982649442
Pages: 266
Release Date: September 2010
Publisher: Otherworld Publications
Genre: Legal Thriller
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Summary: Eight-year-old Jennifer Haller’s brain tumor is killing her. A timely CT scan would likely have saved her, and a new surgery offers hope for a cure, but Julie Haller is crushed when their insurance company refuses to pay for her daughter’s operation.

Shortly after Jennifer’s diagnosis, Marine Captain Ed Haller lo
Catherine Fitzsimmons
Finally returning to my towering fiction stack, I picked up this one first as it was an advance reading copy, which is now available, from a publisher that exhibited across from me at Gen Con. It's a crime drama about an Iraq war veteran and his wife looking for justice for the death of their young daughter through a medical malpractice case.

For something outside my usual genre, this was a pretty enjoyable read. For the most part, it flowed quite well; chapters and scenes melded into one another
PROTAGONIST: Grant Mercer, medical malpractice attorney
WHY: If 8-year-old Jennifer Haller had received a CT scan when she first started exhibiting symptoms, her brain tumor would likely have been discovered and treated. Even later, if the insurance company had approved experimental surgery, she wouldn't have died. But neither of those things happened, and her parents meet with Grant Mercer to file a medical malpractice suit. Then there's a series of murders related to tort reform legi
McCarthy's debut novel is thrilling and leaves the readers wanting for more!

Plot: A medical malpractice orginates suit due to the death of a little girl. This comes after a new law caps at malpractice lawsuits at $250,000, which how can you put a price on the life of a little girl? At the same time, there are mysterious murders that seem to tie back to this malpractice case. McCarthy will leave you at the edge of your seat wondering who the real murderer is going to be!
Beth Ann Masarik
I'll add my official review as soon as I finish reading the book. Let's just say, I've already recommended it to my co workers who are attorneys. 7 chapters in and your book has already made me cry and it's tugged at my heart!
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Greg McCarthy is an author and attorney. For twenty-four years, he has practiced law in Dallas and all over Texas, with a primary focus on personal injury cases. He has tried dozens of cases to juries as lead counsel.

For the first eighteen years of his practice, he devoted the majority of his time to representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions. Currently, he works as a mediator to help
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