NFL – Former New York giant Michael Cox was sued for $28.5 million by a deceased doctor

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Michael Cox suffered a broken leg, damaged cartilage and injured ankle in the New York Giants’ 2014 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The back surgery was performed by Dr. Dean Laurich, and the procedure reportedly failed to fully heal Cox’s left ankle, thus ending his career.

Cox sued the doctor and hospital for unspecified damages in 2016.

On Friday, Cox received a $28.5 million verdict in the case.

Cox was voted in the seventh round from Massachusetts in 2013. He had 26 carries for 76 yards as a giant. The team offered him a four-year, $2.3 million contract.

The case took a bizarre turn when Laurick killed himself at his New York home a year after the case was filed with a knife to his chest.

According to the New York Post:

Jury reversed decision against Laurich, Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian in Supreme Court case of Cox Manhattan, awarding footballer $15.5 million in future aches and pains, $12 million in loss to gain and from past pains. and awarded $1 million overdue. ,

An attorney for the hospital and Laurich’s assets has vowed to appeal.

“We strongly disagree with the jury’s decision and believe it was inconsistent with the evidence in the case. We will appeal the verdict,” attorney Bhalinder Rikhe said.

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