Comedian and late night host Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against his doctor and a New York City hospital alleging that their negligence caused him to “sustain permanent, severe and grievous injuries,” according to reports.
Noah alleges the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Dr. Riley J. Williams III failed to properly diagnose his illness and condition, failed to refer him to specialists with proper skill and training to treat his illness, and negligently performed exams and surgery.
He also alleges that they failed to both provide appropriate medical treatment and to obtain proper and informed consent for treatment, the report added.
According to the legal complaint, Noah received treatment from HSS and Williams III between August 25, 2020, and December 17, 2020, including a surgery on November 23, 2020.
During that time, the complaint says Noah “sustained severe and painful personal injuries, sustained severe nervous shock, mental anguish, severe emotional distress and great physical pain.”
Noah was “confined to bed and home for a long period of time; was compelled to undergo hospital and medical aid” which led him to suffer “loss of enjoyment of life” and prevented him from doing his job for a long period of time, the complaint said.
Because some of his injuries are permanent,” he will continue to suffer similar damages in the future,” the complaint also states.