Tyrod Taylor sues Chargers doctor over 2020 punctured lung injury: report

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ancient Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the team doctor over a punctured lung he suffered while receiving treatment for a rib injury.

The incident involving Taylor, who now plays for the New York Giants, happened in Week 2 of the 2020 season.

Chargers team doctor David S. Gazzaniga punctured Taylor’s lung while trying to administer a painkiller injection for the quarterback’s cracked ribs at the time. ESPN reported, citing the lawsuit.

Taylor reportedly named Gazzaniga and his orthopedic practice in the lawsuit.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor looks for a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 29.  13, 2020.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor looks for a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 29. 13, 2020.
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The 33-year-old quarterback alleged he was in “severe physical pain resulting in hospitalization, physical therapy, emotional distress and other past pain and suffering”, and the player’s attorneys accused Gazzaniga of “negligence , recklessness and other tortious, illegal and reprehensible acts”. .. cause [Taylor] to lose his starting quarterback position to the Los Angeles Chargers for the 2020 season.”

In turn, Taylor’s team alleged that the potential for Taylor to get starting quarterback money in the next free agency was damaged.

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Tyrod Taylor of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on December 21, 2019. 6, 2020.

Tyrod Taylor of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on December 21, 2019. 6, 2020.
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Justin Herbert, a rookie at the time, took over as the team’s starting quarterback and never looked back. Taylor signed a one-year contract to join the Houston Texans in 2021, but was replaced by Davis Mills after suffering a hamstring injury. I signed a two-year contract with the Giants during the offseason.

His deal with the Texans was worth $5.5 million and his deal with the Giants was worth $11 million. He’s asking for $5 million.

Gazzaniga also faces medical battery charges because Taylor “would not have had proper and specific informed consent before the anesthetic injections,” according to ESPN.

Herbert suffered a rib injured Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs and Gazzaniga was part of the team that treated the quarterback.

Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers is helped off the field by medical staff after being hit in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on September 29.  15, 2022.

Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers is helped off the field by medical staff after being hit in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on September 29. 15, 2022.
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The trial was originally scheduled for November but was moved to April. Gazzaniga did not respond to the lawsuit.