Dr. Randolph Watson, an outstanding gynecologist, agrees to care for and deliver the baby of a poor girl, Karen Cole, a friend of his daughter. The baby, Arnold, is born totally blind from most unusual eye abnormalities, which are unknown to local university obstetricians. Months later, on a return from a fishing vacation, the doctor is informed of a suit by the child's parents. The activities of a busy practice are then interwoven with the awe of his medical colleagues as he prepares for the worst. Who will be found at fault in this fast-paced drama?