Joe Jurevicius sues Browns over staph infection

Published on June 30, 2009 by     

17sBROWNSkJGFormer Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius on Friday is suing the Cleveland Clinic for misrepresented the cleanliness of its training facility and is blaming the doctors with negligence over a staph infection in his right knee that kept him from playing last year and now it could end his NFL career.

Physicians Anthony Miniaci and Richard Figler failed to warn Jurevicius that therapy equipment was not always sanitized at the team’s training facility in suburban Berea.

Jurevicius said he contracted staph following arthroscopic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in January of  2008. As a result,the  lawsuit said, “Jurevicius may never be able to play professional football again.”

Jurevicius is a die-hard Cleveland Brown fan who attended Browns games as a kid, was released by the Browns in March of 2009.

In 11 seasons with the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns, Jurevicius with 323 receptions for 4,119 yards and 29 TDs in his career. Jurevicius set a career high with 55 receptions and 10 TDs for the Seattle Seahawks in 2005.

Dr. Bonnie Bock, an infectious diseases specialist from Newport Beach, California, who said her examination of the case showed that the player’s staph infection was due to circumstances outlined in the lawsuit. “Therapy devices commonly used by multiple Browns players were not properly maintained, disinfected or cleaned, if at all at the Browns training facility.” she said.

In the lawsuit Joe Jurevicius asks for damages totaling more than $25,000, plus punitive damages,  attorney fees, and related costs.

Did you know that the Browns had at least six players stricken with some sort of staph infection in the past recent years?

Joe Jurevicius has a fight and it will be interesting what all goes down in court. I think since this has happened to the Browns many times before that Jurevicius could possibly win this case. Only time will tell if we will ever see Jurevicius play in the NFL again.

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