Is Chris Bosh a Case of Medical Malpractice in Florida?

October 26, 2016   /   byArs Lexis  / Categories :  The Board Room

Medical MalpracticeChris “CB4” Bosh, the two-time NBA champion and power forward for the Miami Heat, has yet to step on the court since he began to have recurring blood clots in early 2015. He has expressed his decision to play, but it’s apparent that no team doctor would like to clear him medically. This is disappointing news for a lot of Heat fans, especially since the departure of LeBron James and Dwayne Wade has left the Miami team undermanned.

The Dinosaur’s Disease

The blood clot, which first appeared in one of his lungs, traveled to his leg after he sustained a calf injury. He had to sit out the remainder of the 2015-2016 season due to his condition. The future of Bosh’s playing days, at present, looks bleak. In September of 2016, he failed his physical exam with the Heat, and as a result, he cannot participate in training camp.

Despite all hopes for a return, from the franchise and from Bosh himself, the recurrence and unceasing blood clotting bars the 11-time NBA All-Star from making a comeback. Pat Riley, the Heat president, has stated that the team is no longer working for a Bosh return. He concluded that CB4’s career with the franchise was over.

Medical Malpractice?

At only 32 years old, Chris Bosh is facing medical retirement from the NBA, an available option no player in his right mind would want to take. His medical dilemma, which could happen to anyone, now begs the question – are the doctors at fault? Xarelto, the drug that Bosh uses for his treatment, has elicited concerns regarding adverse side effects. One of its risks is hemorrhage, as there have been numerous reports of patients experiencing severe, even fatal, bleeding. The doctors’ mishandling of Bosh’s condition could, more or less, have affected the man’s life.

It is for reasons like these that insurance for malpractice in Florida exists. Medical malpractice, by definition, refers to professional negligence through actions or omissions by a medical doctor or health care provider. If the treatment that the medical practitioner delivers is substandard according to common medical practices, and if it also causes injury or death to the patient, this can be grounds for a malpractice case.

The case of Chris Bosh is something to ponder on, as he appears to be well, albeit physically. What a malpractice insurance provider can bank on, though, is how the Heat’s medical team has ruined his NBA career – his primary source of income.