Stephen Rehfuss recovers $13.5M guaranteed lifetime settlement for college baseball player and MLB draft prospect for injury following Tommy John surgery.
A college baseball player regarded as a potential MLB draft prospect recovered a settlement with a future value in excess of $13.5M following a permanent injury suffered to his pitching arm caused by a Tommy John surgery gone wrong. The plaintiff, represented by Stephen Rehfuss, went in for routine Tommy John surgery following an injury to his elbow on his pitching arm. During the surgery, the median nerve was severed causing permanent disfigurement and nerve damage. Attorney Rehfuss was able to prove that several MLB teams had expressed an interest in the pitcher, that the injury caused during the surgery left him completely disabled and that an economist predicted the potential for lost income during his career, based on contracts signed by similar pitching prospects, exceeded $10M.