Many of our Baltimore readers are big fans of Major League Baseball. Even those most cheer for the hometown Orioles, it is safe to say that a large number have been staying current with the latest news out of New York, more specifically the Alex Rodriguez drama.
Rodriguez has found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons as of late. Most recently, he decided to drop a medical malpractice lawsuit against a team doctor. He alleged that the doctor made mistakes regarding the treatment of a hip injury.
His lawsuit has now been withdrawn, with the former star hoping to devote all his attention to his career. His attorney said he withdrew the lawsuit “for the sole purpose of having no legal distractions.”
During the time he was fighting a suspension related to drug use, he filed the medical malpractice suit stating that the doctor did not tell him about a joint tear, which kept him on the field and subsequently worsened the injury.
Along with the doctor, the lawsuit also named New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the facility at which he had prior testing completed.
This medical malpractice lawsuit, despite the fact that it has been withdrawn by Rodriguez, shows that anybody can move forward in this direction if they believe they have suffered personal injury due to the neglect of a medical professional, hospital or other type of treatment facility. There is no way of ever knowing how this lawsuit would have played out, but for the sake of Rodriguez’ baseball playing future, dropping it may be the right move.
Source: New Haven Register, “A-Rod drops lawsuit against Yankees team doctor” Jennifer Peltz, Jun. 20, 2014