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Bret Hart Suing Doctor for $1 Million Over Botched Wrist Surgery


Its been reported by the Calgary Sun that WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Dr. Justin Yeung for a botched wrist surgery, which has resulted in the immobilization of his thumb and index finger. Here are details regarding the case (via

Two years ago Bret 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

Bret 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 Bret Hart returned to Justin 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”

Justin Yeung told Bret Hart to wait and see how it healed but the pain and immobility continued through visits in March, April and August of 2016

Here are a few of Bret Hart’s claims:

Justin Yeung and his team were negligent and breached their duties to care for Bret Hart

Justin Yeung and his team left a tourniquet on Bret 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

Bret Hart is now incapable of participating in recreational and social activities

Including using pens, pencils, eating utensils and even dressing himself without assistance

Bret 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