Hulk Hogan has sued the Laser Spine Institute in Florida, according to multiple reports. The pro wrestling legend alleges that surgeries performed on his back at the institute were useless, and actually cost him millions of dollars in revenue.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — claims that he feels worse in the wake of his procedures, which came after the wrestler went to the institute in 2009 to get treatment for scoliosis and bulging discs. The botched surgeries, Hogan says, cost him wrestling and acting opportunities that apparently would have netted him a pretty penny.
“The repeated additional but unnecessary and ineffective surgeries performed by defendants resulted in significant bone loss and increased spinal instability,” says the lawsuit, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Hogan reportedly said that he eventually underwent major back surgery with a different set of doctors, but clearly he wants the Laser Spine Institute to pay up for causing him trouble.
“To protect patient privacy as well as the legal process, we do not discuss the details of litigation matters,” the institute reportedly said in a statement.
Hogan also insists that the institute used him in its marketing endeavors even though he never agreed to be “an endorser of the services provided by Laser Spine.”
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