Orioles’ Nolan Reimold Sues Johns Hopkins

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reimold1Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold is claiming a Johns Hopkins Hospital neurosurgeon is partially responsible for slowing his career, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Reimold filed suit against Johns Hopkins Hospital, saying that 2012 spinal surgery on a herniated disk “failed” after he was allowed to return to action for the 2013 season. Ultimately, Reimold appeared in 40 games of that season before having another surgery and missing the remainder of the season.

“I was under the impression that everything was fused…I did my best to get back on track. I had no idea that every game I played caused me further injury because my bones weren’t fused,” Reimold said in a statement released by his law firm, Murphy Falcon Murphy.

Reimold first appeared in the majors in 2009, and is a career .251 hitter. Following the second surgery, he played in the Blue Jays organization last year, spending the year in the minor leagues. The 31-year-old is back with the O’s year, and is currently playing for the team’s triple-A affiliate in Norfolk.

Attorney Hassan Murphy called the injuries “entirely avoidable, saying Hopkins, “discharged Nolan before his bones were fully fused, his career took a turn for the worse, and he missed valuable time when he could have been playing at the highest level.”

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