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NFL player claims medical negligence led to career-ending injury

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2023 | Medical Malpractice |

Individuals in North Carolina and elsewhere who suffer knee injuries such as torn ligaments may be no strangers to the impact such health concerns can have on their lives. While there may be procedures to help treat such conditions and rehabilitation programs that can help speed up the recovery process, with the presence of medical negligence, these measures could do more harm than good. Former NFL player Chris Maragos was recently awarded a $43.5 judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit after negligent treatment during rehabilitation caused him to suffer permanent injuries. 

Recent lawsuit 

Reports indicate that the incident began after Maragos suffered knee injuries during an NFL game in 2017. The lawsuit states that he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right knee and was scheduled to undergo a procedure to treat the condition. Following the procedure, medical professionals entered him into a rehabilitation program, but the lawsuit stated that this group failed to properly monitor his health and address potential risks. 

The lawsuit asserted that medical professionals proceeded to advance his rehab program even after an MRI showed signs of a partial tear in his knee. Maragos claims that this caused him to suffer additional damage to his knee and ended his career. Reports indicate that during recent legal proceedings, a jury found the doctor who performed the operation and the facility that monitored his rehab culpable of negligence and awarded him a substantial monetary judgment. 

Life-altering injuries 

Suffering life-altering harm due to the presence of medical negligence can be challenging to accept, as such an outcome may be entirely avoidable if the proper precautions are taken. Individuals in North Carolina who face such a scenario might choose to consult with an attorney for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can examine a client’s circumstances thoroughly and help prepare to safeguard his or her future interests by seeking the restitution entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.