Comedian Trevor Noah is suing a New York City hospital and orthopedic surgeon for being ‘negligent’ throughout a surgery he underwent last 12 months.
In the lawsuit, filed within the New York Supreme Court, Noah claims each the Hospital for Special Surgery in addition to Dr. Riley J. Williams have been ‘careless in failing to deal with and care for [him] in a cautious and skillful method.’
It additionally accuses them of failing to ‘use correct exams and examinations to be able to diagnose the situations’ he ‘was struggling’ from, and ‘failing to make use of authorized strategies basically use within the care and remedy’ of Noah, 37, who underwent surgery on the hospital on November 23, 2020.
The lawsuit additional claims that the hospital and surgeon didn’t ‘prescribe correct medicines,’ and didn’t ‘discontinue sure prescription medicines.’
As a consequence, it claims, Noah suffered ‘extreme private damage,’ leading to a ‘lack of enjoyment for life.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Noah, in addition to his lawyer, Justin Blitz, for extra data. It has additionally contacted the hospital for remark.
Comedian Trevor Noah, left, is suing Dr. Riley J. Williams, proper, an orthopedic surgeon for being ‘negligent’ in a surgery he underwent last 12 months
The lawsuit doesn’t specify what surgery the South African-born comic underwent whereas he was a affected person of Dr. Williams from August 25 to December 17, 2020, in keeping with Page Six.
But as a consequence, it says, Noah sustained ‘extreme and painful private accidents; sustained extreme nervous shock, psychological anguish, extreme emotional misery and nice bodily ache; was confined to [a] mattress and house for a lengthy time frame’ and ‘has suffered lack of enjoyment of life.
The lawsuit additionally claims Noah ‘was prevented from participating in his ordinary occupation for a lengthy time frame; and since a few of his accidents are of a everlasting nature, he will proceed to undergo comparable damages sooner or later.’
A consultant from the hospital instructed People they’ve acquired Noah’s claims, which they referred to as ‘meritless.’
‘HSS acquired a criticism filed on behalf of Mr. Trevor Noah,’ the consultant mentioned. ‘We have shared with Mr. Noah’s lawyer a detailed rebuttal to the claims, that are meritless.
‘Due to HIPAA we’re restricted by legislation from addressing publicly particular points of the remedy of any affected person.’
The consultant added that it’s ‘dedicated to excellence within the care we offer to every of the greater than 150,000 sufferers we deal with annually.
‘This dedication has made HSS the world’s main educational medical heart specialised in musculoskeletal well being, constantly ranked primary in orthopedics globally and nationally.’
Noah underwent a surgery on the Hospital for Special Surgeries in Manhattan on November 23, 2020 and allegedly suffered ‘extreme and painful private accidents; sustained extreme nervous shock, psychological anguish, extreme emotional misery and nice bodily ache’
Noah has beforehand acquired an emergency appendectomy in 2015, although it’s unclear whether or not that’s associated to his surgery last 12 months.
Afterward, he instructed his viewers on The Daily Show: ‘I’m again from the world’s shortest trip.
‘Some of you’ll have heard that I used to be out yesterday with a contact of emergency appendectomy surgery. Appendix out and I’m OK now.’
He continued: ‘What higher method than having fun with America’s healthcare system?
‘It was an attention-grabbing expertise going to the emergency room … however I do not know if “emergency room” is the fitting time period, as a result of they make you wait.
‘I really feel like there needs to be two rooms – a room for emergencies and a room for individuals who can fill out varieties.’
He additionally warned his followers on the time that he ‘cannot get up,’ in keeping with The Wrap.