Patient Says Kaiser Surgeon Cut Wrist Nerve
By BARBARA WALLACE
May 15, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman lost strength and function in her right thumb, palm, wrist, index finger and middle finger and has continuing severe pain and numbness because a Kaiser surgeon cut her median nerve while doing a carpal tunnel release, she claims in court.
The personal injury and medical malpractice suit alleges Dr. Annie Links did not use all the diagnostic imaging or other equipment at her disposal to correctly identify the nerve and avoid cutting it. Dr. Link and (nonparty) Dr. Sam Weirich later tried to fix the damage, but were unsuccessful, according to the complaint.
Linda Raab is suing in Multnomah County Circuit Court for $497,000.