Former Giants running back Michael Cox has secured a gargantuan verdict in a case arising from allegations of medical malpractice in connection with surgery to repair an ankle injury that Cox suffered in December 2014.
Via the New York Post, Cox won $28.5 million against Dr. Dean Lorich and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Cox received $15.5 million for future pain and suffering, $12 million for lost earnings, and $1 million for past pain and suffering.
Lorich died a year after the lawsuit was filed, in what was ruled a suicide.
“The jury spoke with a clear and unambiguous voice that Mr. Cox received inadequate medical care and treatment and was significantly injured as a result,” Cox’s attorney, Jordan Merson, said, per the Post. “We are pleased with the jury’s decision.”
A lawyer representing the defendants promised to appeal, calling the verdict “inconsistent with the evidence in the case.”
Cox, a seventh-round pick in 2013 from Massachusetts, had 76 rushing yards in 18 career regular-season games. He also returned 31 kickoffs, averaging 22.5 yards per return.