Alex Rodriguez just can’t stop filing lawsuits.
In addition to suing the sport of baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, A-Rod is filing another lawsuit against Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan citing malpractice for a misdiagnosis of his left hip injury in last year’s post-season.
The suit says that after undergoing an MRI on A-Rod’s hip, the results showed he was suffering from a superior labral tear in the left hip, and the team failed to inform A-Rod of the diagnosis clearing him to return to action for the post-season.
Due to the misdiagnosis, the suit claims that A-Rod further injured himself which resulted in additional surgeries.
A-Rod’s attorney, Alan Ripka released this statement:
“A-Rod sustained great pain, agony, injury, suffering disability, hospitalization, as well as mental anguish and emotional distress. I don’t care what he did with the results, even if he gave them to the Yankees, [Ahmad] had to tell Alex about them.”
Rodriguez has reportedly said in the past that he thinks the Yankees wanted him to be injured to the point where he would have to retire so the Yankees could rid themselves of his massive contract, something the Yankees have continually denied.
It’s anyone’s guess as to who else A-Rod has in mind to sue since there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.
But for now, this is one crazy soap opera that’s going to get very interesting in the coming days, weeks, and months.