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June 8, 2017

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The Discovery

Inside the Book

Author: Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman MD
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 311
Genre: Legal Thriller
In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.
In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.
In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.
After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.
In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.
In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.
The Discovery is available at Amazon.


Meet the Authors

Louis Kraft
Author/historian Louis Kraft has focused his energy on producing work that highlights racism and the human experience of people who have put their lives on the line to prevent war. He has written articles for magazines, including Research Review and Wild West, as well as fiction (The Final Showdown) and nonfiction (Gatewood & Geronimo) books. Kraft returned to fiction writing when he collaborated with Robert S. Goodman on The Discovery.
Robert Goodman
Robert S. Goodman, MD has been in private practice since 1966, specializing in internal medicine. During his fifty-plus-year career, Goodman has been involved in hospital politics and served as chief of staff at Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Goodman’s experience testifying as an expert witness in defense of hospitals and doctors contributed to his interest in writing The Discovery.
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Twenty one years after delivering countless babies, Harry Chapman is being sued for malpractice. He is one of the top OB/GYN physicians in LA, CA. He is a wealthy man and has been awaiting his retirement. This suit was without any warning. Malpractice after 21 years after the incident happened? Now, his wealth, his prestige may come to an end. In 1952, Dr. Chapman delivered a young woman's baby. It started back then but 20 years passed and now Greg Weston is looking into his past, being urged on by Gail Gordon, his girlfriend. Greg works for a malpractice lawyer and finds some information that could destroy Dr. Chapman.

This information could potentially effect many people. The case goes to trial. Things are now worse than Dr. Chapman thought. He now knows he needs the best malpractice attorney he can get. This isn't a small case, this could be in the millions. Added to the stakes, is a gang that is in Los Angeles. Now it's not just his career but possibly his life. And that life holds a hefty money tag. It goes from being a malpractice case to possible sex and murder. We have three people and only one can win. Will it be Dr. Chapman, Greg Weston or will the Judge determine who will win? The author gives us a read that could so very easily happen. It's realistic and it's scary. What if the decision of the court went against the good doctor? Was the doctor at fault for something that happened 20 some years prior? Was a mistake made or was it an accident? Will a brilliant doctor lose everything he's worked hard for? His family, friends, perfect career, wealth and his heart and soul? Accusations can destroy a person in a second. As you turn the pages, you wonder what will come out of that incident 20 years ago. Why did it take 20 years for the information to come forward? What is going on? I won't tell you what happened back then but it has to do with a disorder called "retrolental fibroplasia" that had to do with babies born prematurely. You will be so surprised and perhaps shocked at what comes to light about that delivery, the medical records, the life of the baby's mother and what happened to that baby, Greg Weston. As you read the book,many emotions will enter your heart and mind. Some will be good, some not so good. The book is extremely well written and will give you a thrill that you may not have experienced ever before.

I received a copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.

 I would give this book 5 STARS.


Participating Blogs

Monday, June 5

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, June 6

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader Love Author

Wednesday, June 7

Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Thursday, June 8

Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC. (Due to the blogger’s inability to post the review is posted at Amazon)

Friday, June 9

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape


Monday, June 12

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, June 13

Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Wednesday, June 14

Book Featured at Nuttin’ But Books

Thursday, June 15

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books

Friday, June 16

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, June 19

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, June 20

Book Featured at A Title Wave

Wednesday, June 21

Book Featured at The Dark Phantom

Thursday, June 22

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’

Friday, June 23

Character Interview at Pimp That Character


Monday, June 26

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, June 27

Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Wednesday, June 28

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Thursday, June 29

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

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Friday, June 30

Book Review at A Fold in the Spine




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