Full Details On Bret Hart’s $1 Million Lawsuit Against A Surgeon; Claims 2 Of His Fingers Are Immobilized

Nick Hausman

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The Calgary Sun has an article up looking at new revelations about WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart’s health in the wake of a recent legal filing.

We have included some highlights below. The full article can be found HERE.

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  • Two years ago Hart underwent surgery to deal with an injury to his right wrist related to a 1981 wrestling incident where he chipped his scaphold
    • The scaphold is one of eight small bones in the wrist
  • Hart visited Dr. Justin Yeung, a plastic surgeon, who said he could repair the wrist with a partial fusion of the wrist bones
  • The surgery took place on Nov. 23, 2015
  • Six weeks after the surgery Hart returned to Yeung’s office to have three pins removed and complained about continued pain and swelling in his wrist
    • Notably he complained that his index finger and thumb “did not function”
  • Yeung told Hart to wait and see how it healed but the pain and immobility continued through visits in March, April and August of 2016
  • Hart is claiming:
    • Yeung and his team were negligent and breached their duties to care for Hart
    • Yeung and his team left a tourniquet on Hart’s right arm for too long and cut off circulation to the nerves and tendons of his and right index finger and thumb
    • Those fingers were injured, immobilized, by the lack of oxygen they were supplied
    • Hart is now incapable of participating in recreational and social activities
      • Including using pens, pencils, eating utensils and even dressing himself without assistance
  • Hart underwent another surgery in October but the outcome of that is not yet known
  • The lawsuit seeks $1 million in general damages
    • Plus unspecified amounts for lost income and other losses
  • A statement of defense disputing the unproven allegations has not been filed

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