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“Anyone who can write a thriller this breezy and fascinating about medical malpractice law is someone to keep track of, ideally with a device.”

—JOSH BAZELL, bestselling author of
Beat the Reaper
and
Wild Thing

THIS WILD RIDE OF A DEBUT THRILLER IS PACKED WITH INSIDER DETAILS THAT REVEAL THE FASCINATING WORLD OF A NEW YORK LAWYER WHO’LL STOP AT NOTHING TO SECURE JUSTICE.

Introducing Tug Wyler, a dogged and irreverent New York City personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. He is as at home on the streets as he is in the courtroom, and larger than life in both places. Once you’ve met him, you won’t ever forget him.

When Henry Benson, a high-profile criminal lawyer known for his unsavory clients, recruits Tug to take over a long-pending multimillion-dollar lawsuit representing a tragically brain-damaged child, his instructions are clear: get us out of it; there is no case. Yet the moment Tug meets the disabled but gallant little Suzy Williams and June, her beautiful, resourceful mother, all bets are off.

With an offbeat, self-mocking style, Tug Wyler’s a far cry from your ordinary lawyer. Unswerving in his dedication to his mostly disadvantaged clients, he understands only too well how badly they need him with the system stacked against them. Tug is honest about his own shortcomings, many of them of the profoundly politically incorrect variety, and his personal catchphrase, handy in all situations, is “At least I admit it.”

When his passionate commitment to Suzy’s case thrusts him into a surreal, often violent sideshow, the ensuing danger only sharpens his obsession with learning what really happened to Suzy. Blending razor-sharp intuition, intellectual toughness, and endlessly creative legal brinkmanship, Tug determinedly works his way through a maze of well-kept secrets—encountering a cast of memorably eccentric characters along the way—to get to the truth.

Among the many fresh-to-the-genre pleasures of
Suzy’s Case
is its eye-opening portrait of the brutally tough world of medical malpractice law in New York City, an aggressive, very-big-bucks, winner-takes-all game in which lawyers relentlessly cut corners, deals—and throats.

With Andy Siegel as the expert guide to his daily home turf, that largely unseen medicolegal universe, where life—and death—always have a price, you’ll experience its addictive, risk-taking reality. The result is a stunning debut as gripping as it is unexpected, as rollicking as it is compassionate, revealing Andy Siegel to be a bright new voice of remarkable energy, wit, and style.

ANDREW W. SIEGEL
is a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney in New York City. After graduating from Tulane University in 1985, he went on to receive his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1988. He serves on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and three children.

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I dedicate this book to my clients. In an instance of negligent conduct, your lives have been tragically changed forever. The brave way that you have dealt with your unfortunate tribulations has inspired this work.

Although
Suzy’s Case
is meant to be entertaining, I am well aware there is nothing humorous about being the victim of personal injury or medical malpractice.

CONTENTS

The Unfortunate Event

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Acknowledgments

About the Author

When a story begins “Little Suzy,” you know some messed-up stuff is about to happen to an innocent kid. I understand that nobody wants to read about the suffering of a child, but in my line of work the chronicle always begins with an unfortunate event.

Hang in there. The ride begins soon after.

SUZY’S CASE

THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT

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