Hulk Hogan Alleges Medical Malpractice in Lawsuit Against Spine Surgeons

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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.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Say Spinal Surgeries Can Pose Risks to Patients

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.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey

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.


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  1. Much of my case I don’t remember so I have to rely on my husband who was with me from beginning to end to fill in the blanks. I had back surgery at Laser Spine Inst in Arizona, late June 2018. I was given various test, examinations and was told I was a candidate for their non invasive surgery. When surgery was completed, I was sent home for recovery. After going home, the next day I had to have emergency surgery. I had blood clots, fluid on the spine, nerve damage, etc. My husband was told it was very serious and that I could be paralyzed or even die. I was hospitalized for nearly a month, receiving various rehabs and getting reacquainted with walking, using the stairs, etc After being released my rehabs continued at home. I now have on going issues with the bladder, bowels, nerve issues in my leg, numbness. and I use a cane which I did prior to as needed but now I rely on it constantly. While I am 69 years old and not claiming to be an athlete my quality of life has changed very much. I cant take the occasional walks like I use to.

    1. Adrienne – thank you for your comment. I’m so sorry to hear about the devastating consequences of your spine surgery. I’m going to have an intake coordinator from our office reach out to you to get more information – I’m hopeful that we may be able to help you. Thanks, again.

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