Bret Hart Suing Doctor For $1 Million After Botched Surgery

Bret Hart
Bret Hart

WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Dr. Justin Yeung for what he is claiming was a botched wrist surgery, per a report from the CalgarySun.com. Hart reportedly got surgery on his right wrist two years ago in relation to an injury he sustained back in 1981 where he chipped his scaphold (one of eight small bones in the writs) in a wrestling match.

When Hart visited Dr. Yeung he claimed that he could repair the wrist with a partial fusion of the wrist bones. The surgery took place on November 23rd in 2015. Six weeks later Hart returned to Dr. Yeung’s office to have three pins removed and also complained about pain and swelling in his wrist. He also complained that his thumb and index finger would not function.

Yeung reportedly told Hart to wait and see how it healed, however, the pain and immobility of his fingers continued through visits in March, April, and August. Hart now claims that Yeung and his team were negligent and breached their responsibility to care for him. He is also claiming that Yeung and his team left a tourniquet on his right arm for far too long, which cut off circulation to his nerves and tendons on his right index finger and thumb.

As a result, those fingers were injured and immobilized by the lack of oxygen they were receiving. Hart claims he is now unable to perform in recreational and social activities as a result of the injury; including actions such as using pens, pencils, eating utensils and dressing himself without assistance. Hart underwent another surgery in October, however, the affects of that are not yet known.

Hart is seeking $1 million in general damages plus unspecified amounts for loss of income and other losses. No statement of defense disputing the allegations has been filed as of this writing.