Hogan sues spine surgery clinic in Florida
Hulk Hogan attends a news conference to announce his return to wrestling with TNA Wrestling held at Madison Square Garden in New York, Oct. 27, 2009. (AP / Charles Sykes)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 14, 2013 3:53PM EST
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career.
The 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.
In addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement from Hogan without permission or payment.
The Laser Spine Institute says it is aware of the lawsuit, but to protect patient privacy, it does not want to discuss details of the case.