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Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd sues doctor for career ending medical malpractice

Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd’s $180M Lawsuit Reveals Nightmare of “Never Event” Surgery

“Few medical errors are as vivid and terrifying as those that involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient,” writes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in an article describing medical errors in which patients received the wrong surgery, surgery on the wrong limb, or even surgery intended for another person. These errors are termed “never events” in medical terminology, not because the never happen but instead they are “errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.”   An article in the Telegraph states that almost 150 NHS patients have been harmed by surgical incidents that should never happen.  This is what former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd alleges happened to him in a recently filed lawsuit. Read More about “Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd’s $180M Lawsuit Reveals Nightmare of “Never Event” Surgery”

For additional legal analysis and perspective please see Michael McCann’s in depth feature for Sports Illustrated:

A Deep Dive Into Sharrif Floyd’s $180 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews

Here’s another worthwhile read.  Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino read Merril Hoge’s book, “Brainwashed” and interviewed Hoge twice. He also did the homework and read oodles of CTE research to see if there was any basis of truth in the book.  Dom presents both sides of the picture, outlines, ongoing research and concludes:

Merril Hoge Doesn’t Want You To Use Your Brain

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/07/former-vikings-sharrif-floyd-sues-doctor-for-career-ending-medical-malpractice/