Author: Andy Siegel

Publisher: Rockwell Press

ISBN: 978-1-9815-5334-1

Andy Siegel, author of Nelly’s Case, has penned a series of books about accident and injury cases. (2018, back cover)  He is himself, a medical malpractice and personal injury attorney and litigator. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of New York State and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.   He obtained his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.

In this novel Nelly is the star character along with her attorney Tug Wyler. Nelly has fallen victim to what appears to be a dental negligence case whereby the dentist, Doctor Grad, had been putting his patients out under anesthesia for certain procedures, but was not monitoring the drugs used to do so. He devised a catchy motto for his clinic as “The pain-free dentist” to garner clients who were fearful of dental treatments.  Nelly was petrified of dental work. Doctor Grad seemed like a dream come true. He was usually successful in his endeavors. However, in this instance, Nelly went code blue. Luckily she was revived, but left with brain damage, physical impairments, and no memory of the events that had transpired.

As Nelly recovers Tug notes that she is beginning to have memories of another tragic life experience. One in which her parents died in a home fire while she and her half-sister, Jessie, narrowly escaped. Nelly gives Tug some cryptic messages about this situation and her thoughts about her half-sister being involved, He is dubious, but remains open to that possibility given enough time and indication toward that end.  

Most cases are not cut and dry. And this one is no different. As Tug gets more and more involved a string of unfortunate events also befall him. He feels like there is someone who does not want him to find out the truth behind that mishap and lots of other things that come part and parcel with this case.

Can Tug dig deep enough to locate the truth? Will Nelly get the money she deserves from this terrible turn of events? Was her half-sister, Jessie, involved in the home fire that killed their parents? Read it and see. I enjoyed it and will continue to read and review his work.