A former Wisconsin Badgers star has won a lawsuit against the NFL that paid out over $40 million. Chris Maragos, who attended Wisconsin in 2008 and 2009, went on to be a captain with the Philadelphia Eagles. He recently received a substantial settlement in a medical negligence case over his 2017 career-ending knee injury.
Former Wisconsin Badgers Receives Over $40 Million In NFL Lawsuit
According to Kieth Farner of Saturday Tradition:
Maragos sued his doctors, and the outcome of a civil jury trial after nearly 2 weeks of testimony was that Maragos was awarded $43.5 million for the premature and unnecessary end to his NFL career. The conclusion was that there was improper care of his right knee injury by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Bradley and rehabilitation institute Rothman Orthopaedics, per Ed Kracz of Eagles Today.
Maragos was injured during a punt return in an October 2017 game against the Carolina Panthers. An MRI the next day showed a torn posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL. The imaging also showed other injuries to structures in his knee.
The lawsuit, filed in 2019, alleged that the special-teamer’s doctor neglected to address the injured meniscus when he operated on the torn PCL — purportedly prematurely ending Maragos’ career, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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Retired @Eagles Chris Maragos win a big day after Super Bowl in his civil suit over his botched knee treatment that ended his career. $43.5 Million award from Philadelphia jury. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/P1Sv4M77Wz
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 13, 2023
Chris Maragos was undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. He then signed with the San Francisco 49ers on April 26, 2010. He spent time on the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles during his career as well. On October 19, 2017, Maragos was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Without Maragos, the Eagles went on to win Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots 41–33, earning Maragos his second Super Bowl ring (first came with the Seahawks in 2013). The former Wisconsin Badgers star may not have had his season end the way he wanted it to, but he was significantly compensated for his pain and suffering.
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