The bodies of professional athletes who live and work in California and other areas of the country need to be in top condition in order for them to perform at their peak condition. While this means eating a nutritious diet and exercising, it also means working to prevent injuries as well as ensuring that any injuries that do occur are appropriately diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, Devlin Breaux, former NFL player, has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two team doctors and their employer, a health care system contracted to provide care for the team,
According to court papers, the lawsuit involves an injury the cornerback suffered in 2017. He claims that the doctors named in the lawsuit stated that, based on an MRI and an X-ray, he had suffered a contusion to his leg. Unfortunately, the pain in his leg continued to be present, prompting another round of diagnostic tests.
The doctors once again asserted that the player’s injuries were a bruise and not a fracture, prompting him to continue heavy lifting. When he ultimately sought a second opinion, he learned that he actually had a fractured fibula. He says that he was put on the injured list for the season.
The employer of the two doctors claimed that the appropriate standard of care was provided and that the lawsuit is unfounded. Breaux and his representatives disagree. Unfortunately, many people in California and across the country have also suffered the effects of medical malpractice. Often because they are unable to hold medical care providers and their employers accountable without filing a civil lawsuit, they choose to consult with an experienced attorney regarding their legal options.