A-Rod attorney discusses malpractice lawsuit

A-Rod attorney discusses malpractice lawsuit

Posted: Updated:
(MyFoxNY) (MyFoxNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Lawyers for the Yankees physician and New York Presbyterian Hospital have made a motion in court to move the medical malpractice lawsuit filed against them by NY Yankees star Alex Rodriguez out of the Bronx.

Rodriguez alleges Dr. Christopher Ahmad mishandled his medical care during the 2012 AL playoffs.

"They don’t want the Bronx jury to hear it as far as I’m concerned," said attorney Alan Ripka.

Ripka, who is representing A-Rod in the malpractice case and not in the arbitration hearings with Major League Baseball where A-Rod is fighting a 211-game suspension, says Rodriguez was given an MRI exam on Oct. 11, 2012, that revealed an injury to his left hip joint.

The suit filed in Octotber of this year said Dr. Ahmad of New York Presbyterian Hospital did not inform him of the tear and instead cleared him to continue playing. They say that caused Rodriguez "great pain."

The Yankees maintain that at the time, Rodriguez had been complaining only of a problem with his right hip, not the left one.

Rodriguez was suspended by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players' association filed a grievance to overturn the penalty.

When asked why the medical malpractice suit was filed while A-Rod awaits a decision on whether he'll be allowed to play for the Yankees next year, Ripka said one had nothing to do with another.

"They are independent of each other," said Ripka.




  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • Valerie Harper: I am not cancer-free

    Valerie Harper: I am not cancer-free

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:40:50 GMT
    “I was supposed to be dead before last Easter," said Valerie Harper about her diagnosis of cancer in the lining around her brain.  Harper's indomitable spirit and the support from fans of her character 'Rhoda' in the 1970s hit series 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' has kept her going. "It’s a tasty headline," said Harper about the magazine where the inaccurate report was made.
    “I was supposed to be dead before last Easter," said Valerie Harper about her diagnosis of cancer in the lining around her brain.  Harper's indomitable spirit and the support from fans of her character 'Rhoda' in the 1970s hit series 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' has kept her going. "It’s a tasty headline," said Harper about the magazine where the inaccurate report was made.
  • Good Day Cafe: Easter dessert by Chef Eric Ripert

    Good Day Cafe: Easter dessert by Chef Eric Ripert

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:05:18 GMT
    Chef Eric Ripert, owner of Le Bernardin, prepared milk chocolate pots de creme egg in the Good Day Cafe. Chef Ripert is taking part in an gala fundraiser for City Harvest. For more information on the event and how you can help the two million New Yorkers who face hunger yearly, visit CityHarvest.org
    Chef Eric Ripert, owner of Le Bernardin, prepared milk chocolate pots de creme egg in the Good Day Cafe. Chef Ripert is taking part in an gala fundraiser for City Harvest. For more information on the event and how you can help the two million New Yorkers who face hunger yearly, visit CityHarvest.org
  • Joe Morton on playing 'Rowan Pope' in 'Scandal'

    Joe Morton on playing 'Rowan Pope' in 'Scandal'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:16:20 GMT
    The season three finale of the hit series, 'Scandal,' airs Thursday night. Fans will learn the answer to the pressing question: 'what happens to Rowan Pope (the father of Kerry Washington's character)? When things left off, Morton had killed his ex-wife's lover.  "And I loved every minute of it," joked the star. He wasn't' divulging much in terms of the plot during his interview with Good Day NY, but he did say the show was a highlight of his life.
    The season three finale of the hit series, 'Scandal,' airs Thursday night. Fans will learn the answer to the pressing question: 'what happens to Rowan Pope (the father of Kerry Washington's character)? When things left off, Morton had killed his ex-wife's lover.  "And I loved every minute of it," joked the star. He wasn't' divulging much in terms of the plot during his interview with Good Day NY, but he did say the show was a highlight of his life.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices