Sharrif Floyd, a former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is expected to file a $180 million lawsuit in a Florida court on Tuesday against Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and others, said Floyd’s lawyer, Brad Sohn.
The former first-round pick’s career is now over.
Ex-Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is alleging it’s the result of a surgery gone wrong performed at the Andrews Institute.
The suit alleges that the Andrew Institute negligently administered a pain blocker that led to the career-ending damage to his leg.
Just got off phone with Brad Sohn, the lawyer representing ex #Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd in a $180 million lawsuit to be filed in Florida court tomorrow. Suit vs Andrews Institute alleges pain blocker negligently administered directly into Floyd’s nerve during Sept ‘16 surgery.
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) November 6, 2018
The $180-million figure is based on the career earnings of other top players at Floyd’s position.
Floyd remained a member of the Vikings in 2017, but the team kept him on the Non-Football Injury list for the entire season.
Sharrif Floyd suing Dr. James Andrews for $180M *seems* exorbitant but factor in:
*He was 24 when the injury took place
*Lost a DECADE+ of peak earning power
*Rates top 3-techs are currently getting
If they settle for half that (#MalpracticeInsurance) it's not an insane figure.
— Andy (@AndyCarlsonShow) November 6, 2018
Despite efforts made by the young defensive tackle, he was never able to get back onto the field for Minnesota due to his nerve damage and he became a free-agent in 2018.