Hogan sues spine surgery clinic for $50 million -
14th January 2013
Body and Spirit
Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based
Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary
surgeries that damaged his career.
Tampa Bay Times reports that Hogan filed the lawsuit
Monday. He filed under his real name, which is Terry
Bollea. It seeks damages of $50 million.
addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit
also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement
from Hogan without permission or payment.
Laser Spine Institute did not return a call for comment.
this month, TMZ reported Hulk was refiling a $100
million lawsuit against the website Gawker, which
posted a portion of his sex tape online. The former
reality show first sued the gossip site back in October
2011, but dismissed the suit in a federal court, only
to later refile in a Florida state court. He is also
reportedly currently suing Heather Clem, the woman
he appears with in the sex tape.
dismissal was necessary to consolidate his claims
against both Clem and the website.
BACK SURGERY LAWSUIT: I Lost a $50 Million Shot AT
- 15th January 2013
was supposed to be the wrestling match to end all
wrestling matches -- Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena in a
battle royale -- but it was all dashed to pieces thanks
to some bogus back surgery ... according to Hulk Hogan
... and it cost him $50 MILLION.
broke the story ... Hulk filed a $50 million lawsuit
against the Laser Spine Institute of Florida -- claiming
its doctors duped him into undergoing multiple procedures
in 2009 that were completely useless and damaged his
doesn't explain why he's suing for $50 million in
the lawsuit -- but Hulk's legal team (headed by Wil
Florin) tells TMZ, the reason for the massive sum
is a lucrative "phase out contract" that
was torpedoed by the bad surgeries.
to Hulk's team, the contract outlined a blowout match
between Hulk and Cena -- a match that was supposed
to be Hulk's career ender -- but thanks to the surgeries,
it never happened.
claiming the contract -- along with subsequent appearance
opportunities -- was worth $50 million.
has yet to comment on the litigation.