Calgary plastic surgeon files defence statement in wrestler Bret Harts lawsuit

first_imgThe Canadian Press CALGARY — A plastic surgeon in Calgary is denying that he was negligent when he operated on former wrestler Bret Hart’s wrist.Hart has filed a lawsuit alleging he lost the use of his right index finger and thumb after the surgery in 2015.The legendary grappler, who was known as The Hitman, filed the lawsuit against Dr. Justin Yeung in November 2017.It says that Hart is unable to use his right hand to pick up and use objects, including pens and utensils, and is unable to properly dress himself without assistance.The lawsuit alleges Yeung failed to advise Hart of the risks involved.Yeung says in a statement of defence that he provided an acceptable level of care during surgery and afterwards.He says Hart was fully aware of the risks.last_img

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