Tyrod Taylor sues Los Angeles Chargers doctor for negligence, seeks at least $5 million
Representatives for Tyrod Taylor, 33, say the amount is for lost wages due to poor medical treatment.
The Los Angeles Chargers doctor who treated Justin Herbert’s fractured rib cartilage is being sued for medical malpractice by the former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback. ChargersTyrod Taylor, who is seeking at least $5 million after suffering a punctured lung while receiving treatment for a rib injury in 2020, according to copies of the original lawsuit and later documents related to the case obtained by ESPN.
Tyrod Taylorwho now plays for the New York Giants, is suing the team doctor for the Chargers, David S. Gazzanigathere you go Newport Orthopedic Institute who drives.
The trial was originally scheduled for November, but both sides agreed to move it to April due to the current season of the NFL. The issue has seeped since the lawsuit was filed in the County Superior Court of Angels in May 2021 for an injury that occurred almost exactly two years ago on Sunday.
Moments before the September 20, 2020 Bel game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Tyrod Taylor suffered a lung perforation when Gazzaniga administered an analgesic injection into his fractured ribs.
taylor33, alleges in the lawsuit that he suffered “severe physical pain resulting in hospitalization, physical therapy, emotional distress and other pain and suffering”.
The lawyers of Tyrod Taylor They also maintain that “the negligence, recklessness and other tortuous, illegal and wrongful acts of Gazzaniga…they made [Taylor] lost his starting quarterback position to Los Angeles Chargers for the 2020 season”, just before he became a free agent.
“When he returned to free agency,” the lawsuit states, “he entered as a backup quarterback instead of a starting quarterback. The economic difference between a starting quarterback’s salary and a starting quarterback’s salary ‘a backup quarterback is at least $5,000,000 and likely to be much higher. The exact amount of these past and future losses is unknown at this time, and I will seek leave from this Court to vary this action by justice to indicate the total amount when it is determined.
Tyrod Taylor signed a two-year deal worth up to $17 million, including $8.5 million guaranteed, with the giants in March. He was active in last week’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans as a backup for Daniel Jones.
The lawyers of taylor They also accuse Gazzaniga of “medical assault” because the quarterback “did not have adequate and specific informed consent before the anesthetic injections.”
David S. Gazzaniga remained as part of the formation team of the Chargers and was part of the team that processed Justin Herbert Thursday night after the third-year quarterback suffered an injury and struggled to finish the game.
The players’ association NFL and representatives of Justin Herbert closely monitor how Chargers they manage their starting quarterback as he treats the injury.
The coach of the Chargers, Brandon Staleyhas already said that Herbert will go “day to day” and that the team will not determine whether he will train this week until Wednesday. The Chargers they will face the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday.
taylor he did not play for the remainder of the 2020 season following the rib injury and subsequent punctured lung, as Herbert he started the remaining 15 games for Los Angeles and then set the league rookie record. NFL in touchdown passes.
After the 2020 season, Tyrod Taylor joined the Texas on a one-year contract worth up to $12.5 million and started the season as the starting quarterback for Houston, but suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 and missed six games. Taylor returned from injured reserve to play four more games before the Texas they will sign rookie Davis Mills as their starting quarterback in early December.
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