The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against New York-base medical facility, Hospital for Special Surgery. Noah reportedly claims that Dr. Riley Williams III, an orthopedic surgeon for the Brooklyn Nets and USA Basketball, was negligent in providing medical care between “Aug. 25, 2020 through approximately Dec. 17, 2020.” As a result of Williams III’s alleged negligence, The Daily Show host “sustained permanent, severe and grievous injuries.”
“[Noah] was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled; sustained severe and painful personal injuries; sustained severe nervous shock, mental anguish, severe emotional distress and great physical pain; was confined to bed and home for a long period of time; was compelled to undergo hospital and medical aid, treatment and attention,” court documents obtained by NBC News read.
“[Noah] has 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.”
The Hospital for Special Surgery has rebuked Noah’s claims, calling them “meritless.” However, federal laws prevent the medical facility from publicly going into detail regarding their specific issues with Noah’s claims.
“Noah’s attorney a detailed rebuttal to the claims, which are meritless,” the hospital said in a statement obtained by NBC News.
“HSS is committed to excellence in the care we provide to each of the more than 150,000 patients we treat each year. This commitment has made HSS the world’s leading academic medical center specialized in musculoskeletal health, consistently ranked #1 in orthopedics globally and nationally.”