Ex-major leaguer, hospital, reach $5.1M legal settlement
BOSTON (AP) — Former major-league pitcher Bobby Jenks has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine injury.
The Boston Globe reports that Jenks reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday with the Boston hospital and the doctor the day before his medical malpractice suit was scheduled to start.
The 38-year-old Jenks says the 2011 surgery was botched while the doctor was simultaneously overseeing another operation.
The hospital said in a statement that Jenks received “high-quality and appropriate care” and that “overlapping surgery played no role in this case.”
Lawyers for the doctor did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.