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Hulk Hogan is racking up the attorneys fees, brother. He’s been in and out of court for months thanks to his one hundred million dollar lawsuit against Gawker for posting a portion of his sex tape online, and now, he’s asking his attorneys to run wild all over the Laser Spine Institute in Florida for allegedly doing all kinds of damage to his already frail back.
According to TMZ, the Hulkster went to LSI back in 2009 because he was having major scoliosis and bulging discs problems, likely related to years of bodyslamming ogres like Andre The Giant and/ or being weighed down by flimsy tank tops and brightly colored feather boas. Not surprisingly, they recommended their own laser procedures, but if he’s to be believed, they never told him such surgeries are only temporary fixes and make the problem worse in the long run. In fact, he eventually had to go to another group of doctors to have a much more invasive surgery to correct the original issues and those extra ones LSI allegedly caused.
Between the extra doctors costs, the multiple years of missed work opportunities and using his name and image to promote LSI without his consent, Hulk thinks the Laser Spine Institute should pay him fifty million dollars. The company hasn’t yet responded to his legal action, but one would imagine executives will go to court rather than settle and admit the procedures didn’t work.
This mess will likely take months to resolve, but we’ll give you periodic updates to let you know how it’s going. Until then, if you have back problems, act like a sensible human being and get a second opinion before agreeing to let people point lasers at you.