Legal news for Colorado medical malpractice attorneys. A former Colorado Crush player accuses the team physician of malpractice.
Medical malpractice attorneys alert- A former Colorado Crush football player filed a lawsuit against the team physician for not treating concussions properly.
Denver, CO—A lawsuit filed by a former Area Football League (A.F.L.) player accused a team doctor of mistreating concussions he sustained two years ago, which turned into permanent injuries. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Denver’s state court, as reported by the New York Times.
The lawsuit names team physician, Dr. Saurabh Mangalik and HealthONE Clinic Services, Mangalik’s employer, as a co-defendant. The injured player, Clay Rush, who was Colorado Crush’s kicker in 2008, clams he suffered several blows to the head during numerous games. Rush claims Dr. Mangalik mishandled his concussions. In Mangalik’s defense, he stated that “his records indicated that he had repeatedly told Rush and team trainers that Rush should not play or practice until his symptoms, like headaches and dizziness, cleared. The modern standard of care for sport-related concussions is to forbid physical activity until all symptoms subside because sustaining another head injury too soon can cause far greater damage.” The lawsuit contends that Mangalik only treated him for a headache and sent him back onto the field before he could “properly evaluate and observe” him. Mangalik denies these allegations. The lawsuit did not disclose what type of permanent injuries Rush sustained.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Colorado medical malpractice lawyers.