of blood—and all the spots are particles of blood
Why can’t more people get this kind of good news?
that had broken off the hematoma. ... This was
all a mistake.” Everyone started cheering, there
were high-fives, people were hugging each other,
people were crying. The anesthesiologist said, “In
my 30 years, I’ve never seen anything like this.”
I was just stunned. I started ripping the IVs out of
my arm, jumped off the table, and said, “Take me
home.” I’d been in the hospital three weeks at that
point. I called everyone, went and had some lunch,
and decided I was going to make every minute spe-
cial. I was given a second chance. And I felt guilty.
Why am I the one getting this miraculous news?
I had a trip planned to Uganda. I had secured
a license to track mountain gorillas a year-and-
a-half earlier. It was in Bwindi national forest, for
this endangered species, and it was very difficult.
The date I was given was about a month and a half
after all this happened, and the doctors said, “You
can’t go.” I said, “Watch me.” I just gritted my teeth
and did what I had to do to stay with the group. It
took about a week—an 18-hour flight experience, a
week of hiking and driving over mountains, another
day of tracking them—all for about one hour with
the gorillas. But we found them. In fact, at one
point, one of the gorillas brushed by my leg.
Five months after Sept. 19—which was my
fiancé’s birthday—we got married. The following
December we had our first child.
A lot of people came to me and said, “You need
to sue.” My answer was simple: I am very lucky,
very fortunate, and what went through my mind
during that period was difficult and I wouldn’t want
anyone to have to face that. But I was ready to
move on. I didn’t consider it for even 20 seconds.
I still don’t know [how the hematoma] happened, but I was up to bat that night, and the first
basemen showed me no respect. He played up,
and I’m a left-handed hitter, and my competitive
nature made me swing as hard as I could to slam
it down his throat. The theory was I swung so hard
that maybe a rib lacerated my kidney, causing the
blood flow. I did rip it past him, but if that caused
what ensued for the next three to four weeks, I
probably shouldn’t be that competitive.
PERSONAL ACCOUNT CONTINUED
This took place
five months after
“Stop! Don’t put
that man under!”
Gurvey is also behind the mic for his legal-based
radio show, Gurvey’s Law. Here are his thoughts
on some memorable guests
;; F. Lee Bailey maintained
that O.J. Simpson did
not murder Nicole Brown
and Ronald Goldman.
Interestingly, he said that
there was dissension
within the “Dream Team.”
He further stated that
Robert Shapiro had tried to
broker a plea agreement,
and, when the verdict
was announced, Mr. Shapiro was shocked and left the courtroom
very quickly. Mr. Bailey also spoke about trial techniques saying, “If
a witness is uncomfortable, you will see it first in their eyes, then
;; The main thrust of what Gerry Spence said was that everyone
needs to treat people as “human beings,” not clients, not judges,
not juries and not prosecutors. Time and time again during the
interview he came back to the notion of “humanity” and said if you
can master understanding humanity, you can be a great lawyer.