When Law, Medicine and Insurance Collide

April 21, 2003
The book Damages (Simon & Schuster 1998), written by Barry Werth, deals with a medical malpractice case involving catastrophic injuries to a newborn.  The book prominently features Wiggin & Dana trial lawyer Bill Doyle who was brought in as substitute counsel for the hospital shortly before the case was scheduled to go to trial.  The book has been used as a teaching tool at a number of law schools, including the University of Connecticut, Harvard, the University of California, Vanderbilt, and the University of Missouri.  On April 11, 2003, the University of Missouri Law School, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, held a symposium in Columbia, Missouri, devoted to the book and to the case entitled "When Law, Medicine, and Insurance Collide."  Mr. Doyle was a featured speaker, along with the author Barry Werth, Plaintiff's attorney Mike Koskoff, and Tony Sabia, the father of the injured child.