Jury Awards Ex-NFL Player $28.5M in Medical Malpractice Case

Former New York Giants running back Michael Cox, sued both the late Dr. Dean Lorich and New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Hospital for Special Surgery after a failed surgery ended his NFL career…insurancejournal.com, New York Jury Awards Ex-NFL Player Cox $28.5M in Medical Malpractice Case, Sep 2022.


Cox suffered lower-body injuries in a game in November 2014, breaking his leg and injuring his ankle, causing cartilage damage. After his injury, Cox underwent surgery under Dr. Lorich, then the chief of the hospital’s orthopedic trauma service, who died a year after the lawsuit was filed.


Mersen said the surgery failed to repair Cox’s left ankle and Cox would never play in the NFL again as a result. In 2016, Cox sued both Lorich and the hospital.


On Friday, a jury in the Manhattan Supreme Court awarded Cox a total of $28.5 million – $15.5 million for future pain and suffering, $12 million in lost earnings and $1 million in past pain and suffering.


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