A Mistaken Diagnosis. A Bungled Medical Treatment. And a Husband who Refuses to Keep Silent.

What if medical professionals who were supposed to make you well instead pumped dozens of drugs into you with little rhyme or reason? That’s what happened to Sue Roberts, after suffering a debilitating fall at a pleasant Friday-evening dinner party. Sue’s Nightmare, written by her husband Dean, chronicles the 20-month ordeal that followed, filled with incompetent doctors, unthinking bureaucracies-and the search for truth driven by unyielding love.Told through a mixture of traditional narrative and intimate diary-type entries, Sue’s Nightmare shows what happens when doctors reject common sense for expediency’s sake. In Sue’s case, an obviously mistaken lab result convinced medical staff she was an alcoholic, resulting in prescriptions for a slew of unneeded pharmaceuticals. Despite Dean Roberts’ pleas, doctors continued to force the drugs, and the side effects contributed to a declining quality of life as Sue suddenly confronted her biggest and most unexpected medical challenge yet.Sue’s Nightmare is about the perils of a health care system that fails to put patient interests first, and a legal system that restricts monetary awards for winning lawsuits to seek redress. But it’s also one couple’s enduring love story amid the grief, and a husband’s kept promise to his dying wife.

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