PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back has won a massive medical malpractice settlement and the Pittsburgh Steelers team surgeon is one of the defendants in the lawsuit. Chris Maragos, who played for nine NFL seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles, was awarded $43.5 million by a Philadelphia jury on Monday.
Maragos sued Rothman Institute, a Philadelphia-based orthopedic practice, and Dr. James Bradley, who is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team surgeon.
Maragos alleged that Bradley and Rothman had missed diagnosing a torn meniscus in 2017, while performing surgery to repair a torn PCL, even after an MRI in 2018 showed his meniscus injury worsening. He never played another game, and contented in court that the injury cost him at least $8.7 million in future NFL earnings. Former teammates were part of the testimony.
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