Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys say that Terry Bollea, better known as professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a group of Tampa surgeons at the Laser Spine Institute. Hogan says that the doctors recommended and performed unnecessary spinal surgeries on his back that caused him further injury and damaged his career.
The lawsuit, filed in Pinellas County, Florida, claims that Hogan underwent multiple endoscopic surgical procedures during the last phase of his career. Hogan is demanding that the doctors pay him $50 million to compensate for lost income caused by the spinal surgeries he underwent.
Typically, spinal surgery is performed to alleviate chronic pain from patients suffering with conditions including herniated discs, compressed discs, arthritis, or some other severe back pain. Although the primary goal of a back or spinal surgery is to relieve that pain, certain risks are involved and can ultimately cause further injuries to the patient.
In some cases, injuries may occur if the surgery is performed negligently. For example, if a patient is positioned incorrectly during a procedure, the surgery could be compromised and additional injuries could occur. Likewise, failure to perform necessary pre-operative x-rays, or to evaluate a patient for post-operative infections can also cause additional injuries. When negligent behavior before, during, or after a back surgery or spinal surgery occurs, patients are at great risk of suffering from irreversible effects that can worsen their condition, causing additional pain, permanent disability, or death.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling medical malpractice cases involving spinal surgeries or other negligently performed back surgeries. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts are dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of a spinal or back surgery or any other type of negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More