Hulk Hogan sues spine surgery clinic in Florida
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, listens during a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa Bay Times reported Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 that Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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 (http://bit.ly/WGqhhJ ) 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.
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