The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, seeking $50 million in damages. His claim is that the clinic performed unneccessary surgies on him and damaged his career. Hogan filed the suit Monday morning in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court. He filed it under his real name, Terry Bollea.
The suit claims that "numerous prominent spine surgeons" recommended traditional spinal surgery for Bollea, but that the Spine Institute told him that would effectively end his career. Bollea claims he was "the victim of multiple unnecessary endoscopic surgical procedures that further destabilized his already existing injured back."
Hogan also claimed that the Institute used him as an endorser without his permission or payment.