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Trevor Noah Files Lawsuit Against NYC Hospital & Doctor Over Alleged Botched Surgery

Trevor Noah Files Lawsuit Against NYC Hospital & Doctor Over Alleged Botched Surgery

Trevor Noah is taking legal actions.

The 37-year-old The Daily Show host sued a hospital in New York City and a doctor after they allegedly botched a surgery he underwent in 2020.

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Last month, Trevor sued Dr. Riley J. Williams III and the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, according to court documents obtained by People.

According the the documents, Trevor was a patient between August 25, 2020 and December 17, 2020, and underwent the surgery with the doctor at the hospital on November 23, 2020.

In the court documents, Trevor claims that the defendants “were negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [him] in a careful and skillful manner.” The suit also accuses the defendants of “failing to use approved methods in general use in the care and treatment.”

Trevor also alleges that the hospital and doctor failed “to prescribe proper medications,” failed to “discontinue certain prescription medications,” and failed “to use proper tests and examinations in order to diagnose the conditions” that he “was suffering” from.

The lawsuit also claims that Trevor suffered “serious personal injury” after the surgery, and also describes his injuries as “permanent, severe, and grievous.” It added that the injuries allegedly left Trevor rendered sick, sore, lame, and disabled.”

Trevor reportedly “sustained severe and painful personal injuries; sustained severe nervous shock, mental anguish, severe emotional distress and great physical pain; was confined to bed and home for a long period of time; was compelled to undergo hospital and medical aid, treatment and attention; has suffered loss of enjoyment of life; was prevented from engaging in his usual occupation for a long period of time; and since some of his injuries are of a permanent nature, he will continue to suffer similar damages in the future.”

The Hospital for Special Surgery has denied Trevor‘s claims with a representative saying that the comedian’s claims are “meritless.”

“HSS received a complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Trevor Noah. We have shared with Mr. Noah’s attorney a detailed rebuttal to the claims, which are meritless,” the representative shared in a statement. “Due to HIPAA we are restricted by law from addressing publicly specific aspects of the treatment of any patient.”

The statement continued that the hospital is “committed to excellence in the care we provide to each of the more than 150,000 patients we treat each year.”

“This commitment has made HSS the world’s leading academic medical center specialized in musculoskeletal health, consistently ranked #1 in orthopedics globally and nationally,” the statement concluded.

Trevor Noah has not yet publicly addressed the lawsuit.

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