[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I lost my 16-year old son, Quin Murphy, to a misdiagnosed illness, I was distraught. When I learned his illness was actually diagnosed properly, and instead ignored by doctors, I was beside myself. I started to research cases like my son’s, and what I found was shocking. I went down a rabbit hole of medical malpractice suits, gross negligence reports, and reviews of the nature of profit-driven medical corporations that chilled me to my core.
I lost my son to something so common that it is described as the third leading cause of death in the United States
– medical error.
In this book, I have chronicled the story of my son’s life and his journey toward a painful death, while his friends and family watched, helplessly. But this is not a book about revenge or anger; this is a book about rebirth. In losing my son, I gained insight into the workings of the medical system in the United States, from doctor-patient relations to systematic hospital procedures, to legal loopholes. I have documented all of my discoveries and experiences here, in the hopes that I can help other struggling families learn, grow, and become champions of their health, instead of victims of an unforgiving machine.
Having navigated the treacherous waters of patient-churning and medical lawsuits to reach the shore, where I have found peace with my family, and created a lasting legacy for my son – The Quin Murphy Foundation – with which I hope to inspire young men and women to change the medical system, and prevent deaths like Quin’s from ever happening again.
With this book, I offer you a glimpse of unfair death and a path to unexpected forgiveness. I hope you will join me in honoring the life of my son and praying for a progressive change in the American medical system.