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Ex-New York Giant Michael Cox wins big in case against Manhattan doctor

Running back Michael Cox #29 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Former New York Giants running back Michael Cox won nearly $30 million in damages. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

A former New York Giant who sued a prominent Manhattan surgeon for allegedly ending his football career won a whopping $28.5 million verdict in the case.

Running back Michael Cox, 33, had a four-year, $2.3 million contract with Big Blue when he was tackled during a November 2014 game in Seattle.

The collision left Cox with a broken leg, damaged cartilage and injured ankle, according to court documents. Cox later went under the knife at the Hospital for Special Surgery with Dr. Dean Lorich, who rose to fame after he treated U2 frontman Bono following the singer’s 2014 bike accident.

But Lorich, who was the associate director of the hospital’s orthopedic trauma service and chief of the orthopedic trauma service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, allegedly failed to fully repair Cox’s left ankle, prompting the NFLer to sue the physician and the hospital in 2016 for unspecified damages.

More than a year after the case was filed, Lorich was found dead in his Upper East Side home with a knife in his chest. His death was later ruled a suicide.

Dr. Dean Lorich
Hospital for Special Surgery
Running back Michael Cox #29 of the New York Giants is helped off the field during the fourth quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 9, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
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On Friday, the jury returned its decision in Cox’ Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against Lorich, the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian, awarding the footballer $15.5 million in future pain and suffering, $12 million in lost earnings and $1 million in past pain and suffering.

Lorich performed surgery on Bono after the singer lost control of his bike in Central Park while swerving to avoid another cyclist. The frontman had landed on his face and suffered multiple injuries, including a shoulder fracture.

“The jury spoke with a clear and unambiguous voice that Mr. Cox received inadequate medical care and treatment and was significantly injured as a result,” said Cox’ attorney, Jordan Merson. “We are pleased with the jury’s decision.”