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James B. Lieber is the author of Rats in the Grain: The Dirty Tricks and Trials of Archer Daniels Midland and Friendly Takeover: How an Employee Buyout Saved a Steel Town (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize). He has written for a variety of publications, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Nation among them. His article on the financial crisis for The Village Voice became that publication’s most widely read article for the year. He is a Pittsburgh-based lawyer, dividing his practice between civil rights law and commercial litigation.
How Medical Error Became America’s Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It
Each year in the U.S., a quarter of a million deaths are attributable to medical error. Killer Care lays out the very real dangers we face whenever we enter a hospital: rampant carelessness, overwork, ignorance, and hospitals trying to get the most out of their caregivers and the most money out of their patients. More