NEW YORK – New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit seeking in more than $15,000 in damages against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his medical records.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Miami Dade County in Florida, alleges that Pierre-Paul’s privacy was violated — as was Florida’s medical records statute — by the report last summer after the player severely injured his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4.
The New York Post first reported the lawsuit Wednesday night.
According to Pierre-Paul’s lawyers, Mitchell Schuster and Kevin Fritz, Schefter “improperly obtained” the defensive end’s medical chart, which showed he had his right index finger amputated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Schefter posted a photo of the record on Twitter, where he has more than 4.5 million followers.