On April 5, 1993, a Physician's Assistant at the WSP severed a tendon in Walter Mathis' left thumb. This injury resulted in the loss of ability to extend the thumb, and required surgery to attempt correction of the problem. Even after the surgery, Mr. Mathis will never regain full use of his left thumb.
Mr. Mathis subsequently filed a tort claim with the Division of Risk Management, which was settled for $5,000. Mr. Mathis was represented by attorney David Hevel of Kennewick. See: Matter of Mathis, Tort Claim No. 31008333 (Aug. 22, 1995).
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