Tennessee football fans may recognize the name Taylor Lewan. As a former Titan, he played many games for the team before he suffered a knee injury in 2020. The injury required Lewan to undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee. While he was able to return to the field after recovery, he reinjured the same ligament in 2022, cutting his season short and causing the Titans to release him from his contract. Now Mr. Lewan is suing his surgeon because he believes medical malpractice may have contributed to the second injury.
A botched surgery?
NFL players are known for going through grueling practices and games, which often leave them with injuries that require medical attention, and in many cases surgery. Sadly, as in the case of Taylor Lewan, surgery doesn’t always fix the issue. He believes that an orthopedic surgeon botched his knee repair surgery in 2020, leading to another injury two years later.
Mr. Lewan has filed a civil lawsuit against the orthopedist who performed the surgery, along with several others. He claims that an improper repair of the torn ACL caused permanent damage. He is suing for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of the ability to enjoy life, and other damages. A jury will decide whether Mr. Lewan is entitled to compensation for his injury.
Medical malpractice cases are challenging
No one wants to believe that they suffered an avoidable injury due to medical malpractice. Sadly, when these types of injuries happen, the victim is often left in financial distress due to all the costs associated with such an injury. Tennessee victims of medical malpractice injuries have the right to seek advice from an experienced attorney to understand how to proceed forward with a civil case against those at fault.