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Failure to diagnose and treatment alleged by Alex Rodriguez

Having to deal with any type of legal matter is often difficult for celebrities. The desire of fans to know what is going on with their favorite people often means that the celebrities have little privacy. For baseball player Alex Rodriguez, the desire to keep private matters private might not be a choice he can make when it comes to the medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against the Yankees team doctor and a hospital. Kentucky residents might be interested to learn about these recent developments.

The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed because the baseball player says that the team doctor didn’t tell him about a joint tear in his left hip after an MRI in October of 2012. He says he continued to play, which led to a January 2013 surgery because the injury was exacerbated by the continued play. Both the hospital’s representatives and the doctor deny that there was a failure to diagnose and state his treatment was within the scope of acceptable care standards.

The judge in this case is being asked to decide if videotaped testimony customarily made prior to a trial should be sealed. The judge has indicated that there might be a valid concern because of sensitive medical information that might be in the video. The doctor’s lawyer contends that Rodriguez shouldn’t be entitled to special protections because he is a celebrity. The judge in the case suggested that the attorneys agree not to make any videotape public without the court’s input. The next court date is set for April 4.

Wanting to keep medical information private is something that many people desire. If the deposition will deal with any of Rodriguez’s health concerns, his desire to keep that out of the public eye is understandable. Anyone who is facing a similar circumstance involving a medical professional failing to diagnose a condition might have the right to seek compensation for that failure and injuries that result from it.

Source: Long Island Newsday, “Alex Rodriguez wants to keep video deposition uncirculated” No author given, Mar. 25, 2014

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