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Dodgers Hand Consultant Being Sued By Former Player

Firsthand account of situation details a surgery gone poorly.

Obviously, if you stretch back far enough in your memory bank; you’ll remember Rob Segedin. For it wasn’t that long ago that he homered off Madison Bumgarner in August of 2016. Then, Segedin went to the hospital to see his child be born. While that was the high point, Segedin is no longer in the big leagues.

After the 2017 season, he had a hand injury that required surgery with the team’s hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin. Segedin would never again play in the big leagues after continually being bothered by the injury.

Now, Pedro Moura writes a story over at The Athletic that tells us about the upcoming lawsuit between Segedin, his wife, and the Dodgers’ team hand consultant.

Seriously, please hold your puns in the comments section. It sounds like Segedin has had an immense amount of trouble with his hand and wrist since retirement. From the article:

Among other claims, Segedin’s suit alleges he was not properly apprised of his actual condition and was negligently recommended “unnecessary surgery.” Those injuries, according to the complaint, “will result in permanent impairment,” causing him to “suffer pain, loss of enjoyment of life and other forms of severe mental and emotional distress and anguish.”

Currently, Segedin serves as an analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out in the coming months or even years.

Furthermore, Dr. Shin is also a hand consultant for the Los Angeles Rams, Kings, Angels, USC and Loyola Marymount. Meanwhile Segedin retired after 53 games played in 2016 and 2017 which resulted in a .226 average and .636 OPS, all for the Dodgers.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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        • Can’t coach this sort of thing. You really can’t. It’s “special” and you need to be born with it.

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  1. Gotta feel bad for Rob. Dude was a gamer when we was out there. Had some good, clutch at bats for us. I wish him and his wife well and hope that they can find some semblance of normalcy after this debacle.

  2. I’m a retired / injured cop from CA. I live in daily chronic pain, can’t imagine a day with less pain than a 8/10. I wake every morning and make breakfast with and take my son to school. I work a part time job. I keep my family together and healthy. I’m poor as heck. I blame nobody. Life is what you make of it.

  3. All surgeries are a risk, even the simplest. Reputable doctors make mistakes and sometimes the human body does not respond as we would expect. If the doctor messed up, he’s gotta pay up. That is what malpractice is for.

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