Frank Galvin was as soon as a promising Boston attorney with a bright future ahead. A case early in his occupation where he was trying to do the right thing brought about him being discharged from the prominent law firm with which he was working, virtually being disbarred, as well as his spouse leaving him. Constantly sinking his griefs in liquor, he is now a rescue chasing lawyer, taking advantage of the weak and also prone, and bending the reality whenever necessary making just what few bucks he has, as he has just had a few instances in the last couple of years, shedding the last 4. His only good friend in the profession is his currently retired ex-partner, Mickey Morrissey, that gets Frank a case, his fee entirely a percentage of just what his clients are granted. The situation should internet Frank tens of hundreds of dollars by resolving from court, that money which would a minimum of obtain him back on his feet. It is a negligence suit brought on behalf of Deborah Ann Kaye by her sister and also brother-in-law, Sally and also Kevin Doneghy, versus St. Catherine Labouré Health center, operated by the Archdiocese of Boston, as well as Drs. Towler and also Marks. Kaye was confessed to the healthcare facility for what should have been a routine delivery, however something that took place while Kaye got on the operating space table resulted in her brain being denied of oxygen, resulting in permanent mental retardation, as well as Kaye currently remaining in an absolutely vegetative state calling for a hospital stay for the remainder of her life. Frank at some point discovers that the cause appears to be that Dr. Towler, the anesthesiologist as well as a specialist in the field, used the wrong anesthetic for the scenario. Nevertheless, almost one person that remained in the operating space that day has offered depositions that absolutely nothing incorrect took place in the operating space. The one holdout is the operating space head registered nurse, Maureen Rooney, who is not chatting, duration, to Frank or the other side. After seeing the state Kaye is in, Frank unilaterally determines to do exactly what he believes is the best point by decreasing the financially rewarding from court negotiation offered by the Archdiocese as well as take the situation to court. In doing so, he really hopes the reality that the healthcare facility and the medical professionals genuinely were irresponsible emerges. Really feeling that this situation may be a turning point in his life, Frank has a brand-new spring in his action, sufficient that he attracts the attention of Laura Fischer, both that begin a relationship. In spite of having whatever the truth gets on his side, that reality which he does unknown, and also having an expert witness of his own, Frank has an uphill battle because the Archdiocese has maintained the services of Ed Concannon, a high valued lawyer that has a big group of associates whose task is to help Concannon as well as the Archdiocese win at any cost. Concannon's job seems also easier as Judge Hoyle, the presiding judge, is already prejudiced versus Frank for taking the case to court.