Report: Tyrod Taylor sues Chargers doctor for 2020 punctured lung incident

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is suing the Los Angeles Chargers’ team doctor for medical malpractice. The former Charger is seeking $5 million in damages, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

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Dr. David S. Gazzaniga is currently attending to Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and his fractured rib cartilage suffered during the team’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.

Taylor, who now suits up for the New York Giants, is suing Gazzaniga and his institute for a 2020 incident, where the quarterback was receiving treatment for a broken rib injury. Gazzaniga was attempting to administer a pain-killing injection and punctured Taylor’s lung.

The sixth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft lost his starting job to Herbert.

Schefter and Mortensen further reported that Taylor and his attorney accuse Gazziniga of “medical battery” due to Taylor’s lack of consent during the administration of the pain-killers.

After a stint with the Houston Texans in 2021 where he played six games, Taylor signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Giants in the off-season.

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