Trevor Noah Suit Claims Docs Left Him Permanently Injured

Comedian suing after 2020 surgery
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2021 6:15 AM CST
Trevor Noah Suit Claims Docs Left Him Permanently Injured
Trevor Noah arrives at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Trevor Noah has filed suit against a New York City medical group over claims doctors there left him injured both physically and mentally. Per People, the host of The Daily Show suffered from "severe emotional distress and great physical pain" in the wake of a 2020 procedure he underwent at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan in 2020. While also naming Dr. Riley J. Williams, Noah's suit claims his caregivers "were negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [him] in a careful and skillful manner," which left the 37-year-old with "serious personal injury" the suit describes as "permanent, severe, and grievous."

Per Page Six, Noah's suit accuses the doctor and facility of failing to “prescribe proper medications” and also failing to “discontinue certain prescription medications." The documents do not state exactly what surgery Noah underwent. The Hospital for Special Surgery bills itself as a top orthopedic center, where a profile of Dr. Williams states that he "specializes in knee, shoulder and elbow" surgeries.
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