Bret Hart Is Suing A Doctor For $1 Million After Wrist Surgery

Ceria Alfonso
Diciembre 7, 2017

According to a new report by the Calgary Sun, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has filed a $1 Million lawsuit, claiming that a recent surgery on his wrist that has done more damage than good. According to the lawsuit, "Dr. Yeung advised Mr. Hart that he could perform surgery to fix his right wrist by a partial fusion of the wrist bones".

In 2015, Hart visited plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Yeung.

On Nov. 23, 2015, Hart underwent surgery at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

It says Yeung advised Hart would have no pain in his wrist and movement would be restored after recovering from the surgery.

Six weeks after his surgery on November 23, 2015, Hart visited Yeung to have three pins removed and this is when he first indicated that he lacked function in his right thumb and index finger.

“Dr. Yeung responded to Mr. Hart that he should wait and see how he healed.”.

But during visits in March, April and August of 2016, Hart continued to report severe pain and lack of mobility, the claim says.

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“The defendants were negligent, breached the duties of care they owed to Mr. Hart and breached their agreement with (him).”.

It says Yeung and other unnamed members of the surgery team failed to provide proper medical care to Hart.

Hart has dealt with several health issues over the years, including suffering a stroke and beating prostate cancer.

"He is unable to participate in his previous recreational and social activities", the lawsuit states about Hart's current limitations.

"He is unable to use his right hand to pick up and functionally use objects, including pens, pencils, eating utensils and tools", the claim says. He is also unable to properly dress himself without assistance, the document claims.

In October, Hart underwent a second surgery in Vancouver, but the outcome of that procedure is not yet known. Hart is seeking general damages of $1 million.

A statement of defence has not been filed and none of the allegations have been proven in court.

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