Blindsided

Blindsided

The True Story of One Man's Crusade Against Chemical Giant DuPont for A Boy With No Eyes

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In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children.It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process, it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it was over Castillo-vs-DuPont would go down in history as the first and one of the most important cases of its kind, setting precedent and also sparking a crucial debate over the questionable use of what is known as the "junk-science defense."Blindsided is a blow-by-blow account of how a lone attorney challenged a dangerous threat to public health....and how the defenders never saw defeat coming. It's a real life David and Goliath story--a true courtroom drama for the ages.
Publisher: [New York] : Gildan Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781469036007
1469036002
Branch Call Number: 340.092 Ferra
Characteristics: ix, 235 pages
Additional Contributors: Morton, Laura 1964-

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