Trevor Noah's Doctor Fires Back At His Claims After The Comedian Sued The Hospital Over Botched Surgery That Left Him With Severe Injuries
Trevor Noah sued a doctor and New York City hospital last month after claiming they were "careless" in conducting a surgery he underwent in 2020.
The lawsuit revealed Dr. Riley J. Williams III and the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan as defendants.
According to People Magazine, the Daily Show host was registered as a patient at the medical center between Aug. 25, 2020, and Dec. 17, 2020, and the court document showed the surgery took place on Nov. 23, 2020, in which Noah accused the defendants of ruining the procedure.
Noah claimed the hospital and the surgeon "were negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [him] in a careful and skillful manner."
He also alleged they failed to "use approved methods in general use in the care and treatment" and "to prescribe proper medications."
In addition, the document stated the defendants failed to "discontinue certain prescription medications" and "to use proper tests and examinations in order to diagnose the conditions" that he suffered from at the time.
Per Noah's lawsuit, after the surgery, he claimed he suffered "serious personal injury" that he described as "permanent, severe, and grievous." As a result, the South African native was allegedly left "rendered sick, sore, lame, and disabled."
He also reportedly "suffered loss of enjoyment of life; was prevented from engaging in his usual occupation for a long period of time; and since some of his injuries are of a permanent nature, he will continue to suffer similar damages in the future."
Following the allegation, the spokesperson for the medical institution issued a statement, branding Noah's claims as contemptible.
"HSS received a complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Trevor Noah," the statement read. "We have shared with Mr. Noah's attorney a detailed rebuttal to the claims, which are meritless. Due to HIPAA we are restricted by law from addressing publicly specific aspects of the treatment of any patient."
The representatives added the hospital is "committed to excellence in the care we provide to each of the more than 150,000 patients we treat each year."
They concluded their response to the claims, saying, "This commitment has made HSS the world's leading academic medical center specialized in musculoskeletal health, consistently ranked #1 in orthopedics globally and nationally."
The legal paperwork does not say the specific amount of damages he was seeking nor the type of surgery he endured. Noah and his lawyer are still yet to comment on the case publicly.