Tyrod Taylor: Giants QB Sues Chargers’ Doctor for Malpractice, per Report

Madison Williams

Madison Williams

Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is reportedly suing the Chargers’ team doctor for medical malpractice in regard to a punctured lung he suffered in 2020.

Taylor is seeking at least $5 million from Chargers team doctor David S. Gazzaniga and his company Newport Orthopedic Institute, according to the lawsuit obtained by ESPN. Gazzaniga is the doctor currently working with Justin Herbert regarding the rib cartilage fracture he suffered on Thursday Night Football.

Back in 2020, Taylor was being treated for a rib injury by Gazzaniga and suffered a punctured lung during treatment. The lawsuit states that Gazzaniga was injecting a painkiller into Taylor’s fractured ribs when his lung was punctured before a game on Sept. 20, 2020.

Following this experience, Taylor apparently suffered “severe physical pain resulting in hospitalization, physical therapy, emotional distress and other past pain and suffering,” according to the lawsuit.

Taylor’s lawyers go on to explain how the punctured lung caused him to miss out on an opportunity to start right as he was headed into free agency. Therefore, he could have missed out on a significant payday because of the injury.


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