Television host Ed McMahon is suing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, two doctors, and an investment tycoon for personal injury. He says that the neck injury he suffered from a fall accident makes it impossible for him to work and is the cause of his financial problems.
McMahon says he fell down a ramp-like staircase during a dinner party at the home of Robert Day, an investment tycoon, and that the stairwell was “unsafe” because it didn’t have handrails or proper lighting. Day is one of the defendants in the lawsuit.
McMahon is also suing Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and two of its doctors for discharging him with a broken neck following the fall accident and failing to properly perform two surgeries. McMahon says that it was his cardiologist who later diagnosed the neck injury.
The 85-year-old former TV host says that he cannot work because of his injuries and is now $644,000 behind on mortgage payments. He has already undergone three surgeries to repair his neck injury.
A spokesperson for McMahon says the personal lawsuit comes following failed negotiations with the defendants. McMahon is seeking compensation for battery, negligence, elder abuse, and emotional distress.
Doctors and hospitals are supposed to provide patients with a certain level of care. When failure to provide that care leads to injury or the exacerbation of an existing injury or illness, the health care provider can be held liable for medical malpractice.
Slip/trip, and fall accidents can occur when there is an unsafe condition on a property that leads to injury accidents. Property owners must make sure that there are no hazards on a premise that can cause someone to slip and fall or trip and fall. Slip/trip and fall accidents can lead to painful injuries.
In Maryland and Washington DC, contact our personal injury lawyers to discuss your case.
Ed McMahon Files Lawsuit Over Neck Injury, CNN.com, July 19, 2008
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Ed McMahon Explains his Mortgage Mess, CNN.com, June 6, 2008
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