Trevor Noah sues New York hospital over botched orthopedic surgery

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Trevor Noah has filed a complaint for what he claims is faulty and negligent medical care.

The 37-year-old stand-up comedian and Comedy Central’s host The daily show sued Dr. Riley J. Williams III and the Manhattan Special Surgery Hospital, citing “negligent and negligent” medical practices that allegedly caused him “permanent, serious and serious” injuries.

According to court documents acquired by People, Noah was a patient at the facility between August and December 2020, and he underwent surgery from Dr. Williams to fix an undisclosed orthopedic issue on November 23, 2020.

Noah claims that not only was the surgical procedure itself botched, but the medication prescriptions and follow-up care were provided haphazardly and carelessly.

Court documents say doctor and hospital “were negligent and negligent in failing to treat and cure [Noah] in a prudent and skillful manner ”, and accuse the accused of failing at several key intervals of care before, during and after his procedure. This includes everything from “not using approved methods” to “not prescribing the appropriate drugs” or “stopping certain prescription drugs”. He even alleges that they did not use the appropriate tests or exams to properly diagnose his condition.

Noah’s lawsuit further alleges that the comedian was “made sick, sore, lame and disabled” as a result of poor medical and hospital care.

Hospital for Special Surgery representative calls Noah’s lawsuit and his allegations “baseless”, says People.

The lawsuit further claims that Noah “suffered grievous and painful bodily injuries; severe sustained nervous shock, mental anguish, severe emotional distress and great physical pain; has been confined to bed and home for a long time; was forced to undergo hospital and medical aid, treatment and care; lost the enjoyment of life; has been prevented from carrying out his usual activity for a long period; and since some of his injuries are permanent in nature, he will continue to suffer similar damage in the future.


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