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Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin Sues Hospital For Botched Surgery

Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin Sues Hospital For Botched Surgery
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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Marty Balin, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, has filed a lawsuit against a New York City hospital claiming it botched a tracheotomy surgery, partially removing a part of his tongue.

Balin, 76, filed the lawsuit against the operators of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital alleging he lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord because of the procedure, according to Fox News. It also claims his left thumb had to be amputated because of care that was “reckless, careless and negligent.”

A statement from the hospital said it “cannot comment on the specifics of this case because it is a pending legal matter but we can share our highest priority is delivering the highest level of compassionate care to our patients.”

Balin is seeking unspecified damages, according to Fox.

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