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Hulk Hogan sues doctors over allegedly botched back surgeries

January 15, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Hulk Hogan claims he missed out on at least $50 million in earnings because of allegedly botched back surgeries.
Hulk Hogan claims he missed out on at least $50 million in earnings because… (Chris O'Meara / Associated…)

Pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has sued the Laser Spine Institute in Florida, saying surgeries done there on his back were useless and cost him millions of dollars in revenue.

Hogan went to the Institute in 2009 to get treatment for scoliosis and bulging discs but the operations he received left him feeling worse, according to the wrestler.

Hogan claims he eventually had to undergo major back surgery with a different set of doctors to repair his back.

The allegedly botched surgeries caused Hogan to miss several employment opportunities in wrestling and acting that would have earned him at least $50 million, according to the wrestler.

The Orlando Sentinel said that Hogan became aware of the potential for a lawsuit after reading a Bloomberg report in 2011 that cited many other lawsuits against Laser Spine Institute and other spine injury doctors.

The institute released a statement saying, "To protect patient privacy as well as the legal process, we do not discuss the details of litigation matters."

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