When New York residents are admitted to the hospital for surgery or treatment, medical professionals are required to provide them with adequate care. Unfortunately, many doctors make surgical errors while treating patients. According to a recent report, rock star Terry Corso believes that medical malpractice has ruined his chances of having a normal life and is filing a lawsuit against negligent parties.
The 44-year-old founding member and guitarist of the band Alien Ant Farm has filed a lawsuit against a hospital after a surgery gone wrong. In 2010, Corso started suffering from stomach aches, nausea, vomiting and constipation. Over a year later, he underwent surgery for an intestinal disorder called diverticulitis. Corso began feeling sick again a few months later while recording Alien Ant Farm’s most recent album. The band cut recording sessions short and Corse returned home.
In November of 2012, Corso suffered a limp and was taken to the emergency room. Tests showed that gauze was left in his stomach from the surgery, which caused perforations in the intestine. He then underwent an emergency surgery to remove the pad and another operation to fix the perforation. As a result, he was required to wear a colostomy bag and eat through a feeding tube for months. Corso says that he was struggling just to breathe.
The health issues still haven’t ended for Corso. He lived with open wounds for the past two years and recently underwent a procedure to close the perforation. Now, he expects to undergo procedures to deal with scar tissue and not having a colon. His health issues have put a strain on his marriage and caused financial difficulties. The release of Alien Ant Farm’s album was delayed almost two years. While no amount of damages will erase the pain and suffering Corso has felt, it may take some of the burden off of him financially.
Source: The Press Enterprise, “RIVERSIDE: Alien Ant Farm rocker sues hospital for malpractice,” Stephen Wall, Dec. 2, 2015