A-Rod sues Yankees Team Doctor & NYC Hospital Accusing them of Medical Malpractice

In an article found on CTVnews.ca that was posted October 5th 2013 it was revealed that Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is suing both the Yankees Team Doctor as well as the NY hopsital for medical malpractice, claiming that he should not have been given clearance to play after sustaining an injury to his left hip. This is also raising issues in terms of his suspension for alleged drug use- which according to the article may be overturned because of these 2 law suits he is filing. After comments were made by Weiner- MLBPA Union Head in an interview, A-Rod’s lawyers wrote a letter complaining that his comments in the interview may affect A-Rod’s arbitration process and that he is clearly not being fairly represented by the MLBPA.

This whole issue definitely calls the politics of sport into question and would raise some eye brows. The fair representation of Alex Rodriguez by the MLBPA, the medical malpractice lawsuits, the potential overturning of A-Rod’s suspension based on his drug use allegations– these could all be considered political issues but also policy.  The policies of the MLBPA may be called into question after this incident. This issue is one that should be followed to see what happens in the end!

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/new-alex-rodriguez-lawsuit-accuses-team-doctor-hospital-of-malpractice-1.1484987

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4 Responses to A-Rod sues Yankees Team Doctor & NYC Hospital Accusing them of Medical Malpractice

  1. bozceko13 says:

    I think that A-Rod is the biggest baby and the biggest idiot in professional sports. He has already admitted to doping when he was with the Rangers and it’s only natural to believe that he kept doping while with the Yankees due to the fact that he was never caught until he admitted in 2009 that he did use them due to pressures to perform. I’m sure he performed so well during that time that he did not want his numbers to drop. It’s pretty easy to see that he is guilty here and that his lawsuit against the MLB should be thrown out and he should be kicked out of baseball. The only reason that he has filed this lawsuit is because he is selfish and a child and probably just wants to reach the 3,000 hit mark for his career.

    Marked – SE

  2. wilsonjulia says:

    This is an interesting blog because of the reasons why A-Rod thinks he is eligible for a law suit. I however, do not believe that A-Rod will be successful in his lawsuit. The MLB has policies and rules set for doping in sport and A-Rod is trying to use his hip injury as a crutch for his breaching of league policies. I think that if an athlete breaches policies by doping in sport, then that is their wrong doing and there should be no compensation for any other alleged negligence of people such as the Yankees Team Doctor. I think that the A-Rod just needs to take responsibility for his actions and try to promote a better image of himself to the media by taking accountability instead of trying to point the finger at other people.

    Marked – SE

  3. cg10lh says:

    The A-Rod case has become an interesting one, not only because of the magnitude of the suspension under appeal, but because it is not very often that a player is universally hated by his fellow players, his team’s management, and the league all at once. The fact is all three parties (players, Yankees brass, MLB) would like to see him gone from the league, all for different reasons. It is my opinion that A-Rod is such a self-diluted player that his own teammates dislike him, let alone the opposition, the Yankees want him and his ludicrous salary off of its payroll, and the MLB wants to keep what they believe is a “cheater” from breaking records and making a mockery of a high-profile league. Although these are all valid reasons, it really does come down to following league policy. The team doctors for the Yankees are in place to protect the health of the players, not to keep him out of games to appease management and the league. As much as he is a dislikable character, he has a valid contract that was agreed to by all parties and cannot be chased from the league without due process, though the majority of fans would prefer this route, let alone the Yankees and the MLB.

    Marked – SE

  4. cgates14 says:

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    The A-Rod case has become an interesting one, not only because of the magnitude of the suspension under appeal, but because it is not very often that a player is universally hated by his fellow players, his team’s management, and the league all at once. The fact is all three parties (players, Yankees brass, MLB) would like to see him gone from the league, all for different reasons. It is my opinion that A-Rod is such a self-diluted player that his own teammates dislike him, let alone the opposition, the Yankees want him and his ludicrous salary off of its payroll, and the MLB wants to keep what they believe is a “cheater” from breaking records and making a mockery of a high-profile league. Although these are all valid reasons, it really does come down to following league policy. The team doctors for the Yankees are in place to protect the health of the players, not to keep him out of games to appease management and the league. As much as he is a dislikable character, he has a valid contract that was agreed to by all parties and cannot be chased from the league without due process, though the majority of fans would prefer this route, let alone the Yankees and the MLB.

    Marked – SE

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