Blindsided: The True Story of One Man's Crusade Against Chemical Giant DuPont for a Boy with No Eyes (Hardcover)
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.
James "Jim" Ferraro founded The Ferraro Law Firm in Miami, Florida in 1985 and the law firm of Kelley & Ferraro in Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. The Ferraro Law Firm also has an office in Washington, DC. The firms now handle over 50,000 cases, and are known nationwide for their Mass Tort and Federal Tax Whistleblower practices. Jim has achieved verdicts and settlements resulting in billions of dollars on behalf of tens of thousands of clients in his years of practice. Jim lives in Miami Beach, Florida and has five children, James, Andrew, Alexis, Dmitri and Mateo Laura Morton is a 19 time New York Times bestselling author and has written more than 40 books. She has been involved in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, speaker and entrepreneur, and continues to pursue projects of interest through her company, Laura Morton Management.