Trevor Noah Files lawsuit against N.Y.C. Hospital

Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against a New York City hospital and doctor after they allegedly botched a surgery the comedian underwent in 2020.

Last month, the 37-year-old The Daily Show host sued Dr. Riley J. Williams III and the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, according to the legal complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

Per the suit, Noah was a patient between Aug. 25, 2020, and Dec. 17, 2020, and he underwent surgery with the hospital and doctor on Nov. 23, 2020.

In the court papers, Noah says that the defendants “were negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for [him] in a careful and skillful manner.” It also accuses the defendants of “failing to use approved methods in general use in the care and treatment.”

The comedian also alleges that the defendants failed “to prescribe proper medications,” failed to “discontinue certain prescription medications,” and failed “to use proper tests and examinations in order to diagnose the conditions” that he “was suffering” from.

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The Hospital for Special Surgery has denied the claims. A representative for Noah — as well as his lawyer in the case, Justin Blitz — did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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