Imagine being close to playing for the National Football League and going
through surgery to repair an injured body part. You’ve been told
it’s okay to play, but now you’ve found yourself unable to
play without pain or the need for additional surgeries. If that sounds
familiar, then you may be in a situation like this man and need to look
into compensation through the legal system.
A former Ohio State football player has sued his surgeon for fraud and
medical malpractice recently due to his Achilles tendon rupturing. The
Oct. 15 report states that he has sued a number of doctors in Columbus
because he believes they committed fraud and malpractice. He states that
his original surgeon and consultant to the Ohio State Athletic Department
had botched his tendon surgery, but at the time, the surgeon led him to
believe that the surgery had gone well and was successful.
The player has said in his lawsuit that despite being told his tendon looked
good and was recovering, it had actually been concealed that the Achilles
wasn’t repaired, was actually compromised and in danger of rupturing.
For giving him an alleged false diagnosis, the player states that the
doctor was reckless. It’s believed that the injury could put the
player’s future with the NFL at risk.
The lawsuit against the surgeon and several other doctors and radiology
companies says that the defendants didn’t provide competent, safe
or acceptable medical care or treatment, and because of that, the football
player suffered from severe mental and physical injuries, pain and suffering
and permanent damages. The lawsuit is seeking compensation in excess of
$25,000 along with punitive damages.