Tyrod Taylor sues Chargers team doctor for medical malpractice stemming from punctured lung suffered in 2020 - CBS sports

Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is suing Chargers team medical professional David S. Gazzaniga and the Newport Orthopedic Institute for medical malpractice stemming from a punctured lung Taylor suffered all the way through his time with the Chargers, according to findings by way of ESPN. The punctured lung occurred whereas being handled for a rib harm in 2020. Taylor is in search of as a minimum $5 million. 

at the beginning scheduled for November, the trial is now slated to birth in April on account of the NFL schedule. The lawsuit turned into filed returned in may additionally of 2021. 

Taylor suffered a punctured lung forward of the Chargers' Week 2 game in opposition t the chiefs when Gazzaniga tried to administer a ache-killing injection into Taylor's fractured ribs. Taylor, who had led the Chargers to a season-opening win over the Bengals, stated in the lawsuit that he suffered "extreme physical pain resulting in hospitalization, physical therapy, emotional distress and different past pain in struggling." 

Taylor's attorneys brought up that Gazzaniga's "negligence, carelessness and different tortious, unlawful and incorrect acts" led Taylor to dropping his beginning job to then-rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, who began the Chargers' ultimate 15 video games of the 2020 season. Herbert won Offensive Rookie of the yr honors as the Chargers comprehensive the 12 months with a 7-9 checklist. 

The 2020 season turned into the 2nd and final 12 months for Taylor in la. He spent the 2021 season in Houston, where he made six begins earlier than accidents and the emergence of Davis Mills resulted in him spending the majority of the season on the sideline. He signed with the Giants this offseason and is currently serving as Daniels Jones' backup. 

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