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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / Legal
  • Language:English
  • Series title:A Jack Fabian Novel
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:386
  • eBook ISBN:9798350928419
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350928402

Preferential Treatment

A Jack Fabian Novel, Book I

by William Parsons

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A veteran trial lawyer, Jack Fabian, reluctantly joins forces with a former foe, to represent a severely injured client. They contend that the client's injuries were likely caused by the malpractice of a young neurosurgeon during an intracranial aneurysm surgery, the first attempted by the young doctor after completing his neurological surgery residency training.
West Virginia attorney, Jack Fabian, is a battle-tested, hard-drinking personal injury trial lawyer concentrating his practice on medical malpractice plaintiffs' cases. He's developed a penchant for big spending, expensive airplanes, top-shelf booze, and luxury vacations. In 2005, he finds himself feeling the adverse effects of the recently enacted, repressive medical malpractice tort reform law in his state that has dulled his enthusiasm for the practice in general and plaintiffs' malpractice law in particular. Through a series of unforeseen circumstances, Fabian reluctantly finds himself teamed up with a former adversary, Benjamin Darnell, a recently deposed partner in a large insurance defense law firm. They become embroiled in a case against a young neurosurgeon who, the two contend, botched his first surgery since completing his medical training. "Preferential Treatment" is a story of two former foes pitted against the Litigation Section's chairman of Darnell's old law firm and his young associate in a case that could make or break Fabian and Darnell's small practices. The book gives the reader a bird's-eye view of the rough and tumble of the practice of law in a small West Virginia town and the risks few lawyers dare to take — the difficult, time-consuming and expensive practice of medical malpractice litigation.
About the author
William Parsons, a third-generation attorney and veteran trial lawyer, is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1976, after which he practiced law in West Virginia, the surrounding states, and Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice in all courts in West Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. During his legal career, Parsons concentrated on representing injured clients in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He has served as president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, where he was voted Member of the Year (1990-91). He is also an FAA-certified instrument rated pilot. Parsons has two sons and four grandsons. His spouse, Donna Crow, is also an attorney. "Preferential Treatment" is his first novel.