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Lawsuits Over Eye Surgery

Imagine trusting a doctor – with the best reputation for treating eye disease in the state – to do surgery on your eyes.  Now imagine the worst of outcomes.  Blindness in an eye that you learn, in fact, never needed surgery.  And the medical center where you were treated is ignoring the problem.

Waking Up Blind is a story of how an eye surgeon – respected and admired – became the cause of an array of medical problems for his patients and of how one of the nation’s premiere medical centers tried to conceal the growing medical scandal.

Author of Waking up Blind, Dr. Tom Harbin, exposes the lawsuits that tell the story of this medical scandal from the very beginning.  Using court documents, tape recorded conversations, interviews and personal observation:  Dr. Tom Harbin will unveil  an inside view of the medical world that will shock the reader with its candid exploration of the dark side of medicine.


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“Waking Up Blind: Lawsuits over Eye Surgery is a riveting, true story that reads like a novel. While my novels deal with fictional medical disasters, Harbin spins a devastating, real-life account that will make the reader forever wary of the charming, super doctor.”

—Robin Cook, Author of Coma and Outbreak

“Waking Up Blind is an astonishing book of great courage and an even greater passion for seeking—and telling—the truth.”

—Pat Conroy, Author of The Prince of Tides

“This frightening story is the must-read book of the year. I simply could not put it down, then it stayed with me long after I had turned
the last page.”

—Cassandra King, Author of The Sunday Wife

"It would be tragic if all physicians, especially those in academia and physician organizations, miss reading Waking Up Blind. It has important implications and lessons for each and every physician and every field of Medicine."

— John C. Hagan, III, MD