Former Giants Football Player Michael Cox Awarded $28.5M Against Hospital for Special Surgery
On November 10, 2022, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) filed a motion to overturn a Manhattan jury verdict that awarded Michael Cox (former NY Giants running back) $28,500,000 in September 2022 for negligently repairing an on-the-field injury to his left ankle. The Associate Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS, Dean Lorich, M.D. performed an open reduction of the left pronation-external rotator type IV ankle fracture. It was claimed that he failed to address the articular cartilage injury to the talus which was documented on pre-op imaging studies amongst other claimed deficiencies in care.
Mr. Cox was never able to return to his football career. After a two week trial, the jury awarded Mr. Cox $12,000,000 in lost earnings; $1,000,000 for past pain and suffering; and, $15,500,000 for future pain and suffering. Cox v Dean G. Lorich, M.D. (New York County Sup. Ct., Index No. 805214/16)
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