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Hulk Hogan Sues Florida Spine Surgeons for $50 Million, Claiming Unnecessary Surgery

Wrestler Hulk Hogan filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Laser Spine Institute in Florida and alleged that the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that hurt his career.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Jan 15, 2013 11:54 AM EST
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Wrestler Hulk Hogan filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Laser Spine Institute in Florida and alleged that the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that hurt his career.

The famous wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is claiming $50 million in damages. 

In addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit also said the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement from Hogan without permission or payment.

The Sun Sentinel cited a statement by Hogan's legal team that said, "due to LSI's monetary rather than medical motives, became the victim of multiple unnecessary endoscopic surgical procedures that further destabilized his already existing injured back ... during the last chapter of an internationally successful athletic and entertainment career."

This is the latest lawsuit the 59-year-old wrestler is involved in. He recently refilled his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker over a sex tape that was leaked featuring himself and his former best friend's ex-wife, Heather Clem. Hogan originally decided to call off the lawsuit against the online news site, but decided to re-file it in Florida state court earlier this month.

Hulk dismissed his original lawsuit, which has allowed him to re-file again in order to bring both of his lawsuits together, according to TMZ. The current setup will be less work for the wrestler and require fewer attorney fees than managing two big cases. 

The battle between Hogan and Gawker began in October 2012 when the gossip site posted a 1 minute and 40 second clip of a sex tape starring Hogan and Clem, ex-wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. The former wrestler immediately told his lawyers to file a lawsuit in a bid to have the footage taken down. He claimed that he was not aware that he was being filmed during the sex act with Clem.

Hogan is also currently in a legal battle against Clem, also featured in the tape, saying that she had a hand in helping the media obtain the private footage.

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