January 30, 2023
Press Contact: Michael Koeger
FORMER PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TEAM CAPTAIN CHRIS MARAGOS BEGINS TRIAL AGAINST RENOWNED MEDICAL TEAM
Nick Foles, Trey Burton and Jordan Hicks Included on Witness List
PHILADELPHIA, PA, – The closely-watched trial pitting former Philadelphia Eagles team captain Christopher Maragos against his former medical team, including renowned orthopedic surgeon James Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics, began this morning.
Maragos alleges that his doctor’s improper care following his right knee injury resulted in the premature and unnecessary end to his NFL career. Scheduled to testify on behalf of Maragos are three former Philadelphia Eagles stars, including MVP Nick Foles.
“Chris Maragos’ rising NFL career was prematurely and unnecessarily ended by Dr. Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics’ gross negligence and reckless medical treatment of Chris’ right knee following an injury on the field in 2017,” said Peter J. Flowers, Partner at Meyers & Flowers. “This trial will not bring back Chris’ NFL career, but I look forward to Chris finally getting some justice and holding Dr. James Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics accountable for ending the career of a Philadelphia sports hero.”
Following an injury during a game on October 12, 2017 against the Carolina Panthers, Maragos sought the medical expertise of James Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics. The injury was diagnosed as a torn right knee posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Dr. Bradley performed a surgical repair of Maragos’ right knee and then oversaw and directed the post-operative treatment with the support of Rothman Orthopaedics.
In May 2018, an MRI revealed that Maragos’ injury had been getting worse, and that he was suffering from a persistent partial tear. Dr. Bradley and Rothman Orthopaedics should have held off on advancing Maragos’ activities in light of the results of this MRI.
Instead, Dr. Bradley and the team at Rothman Orthopaedics released Maragos, allowing him to advance his activities to the point of permitting running on dry land. These activities ordered by Bradley and administered by Rothman resulted in the undue stress on Maragos’ knee, leading to further complications of the tear and ultimately contributing to the premature end of Maragos’ NFL career.
Maragos started his career with the San Francisco 49ers, before winning the Super Bowl as a Seattle Seahawks player in 2014. He then signed a three-year contract to play for the Eagles in 2014.
The trial will take place at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and is planned to be heard in front of a jury starting today at 9:00am.
About Meyers & Flowers
Led by Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Peter J. Flowers, the Meyers & Flowers’ team of experienced trial attorneys routinely take on large challenges and succeed. For more than two decades, the firm has represented clients both locally in Chicago and nationally in a full spectrum of cases involving catastrophic personal injuries, medical malpractice, workplace injuries and wrongful death.