It’s easy to envy celebrities’ glamorous, comfortable lives. However, not all celebrities enjoy the easy life. Top-dollar lawsuits and serious legal problems haunt many of America’s favorite stars. Here’s the roundup of last week’s celebrity lawsuit news.
Country superstar LeAnn Rimes is not happy with her dentist. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Rimes filed a malpractice lawsuit against Los Angeles dentist Dr. Duane C. McKay. The suit alleges that McKay misdiagnosed her dental problem and botched the dental work, derailing the singer’s career in the process.
Many individuals believe that celebrities enjoy the best that life has to offer. They live in opulent homes and are often insulated from the problems that regular people face. However, even those who lead luxurious lives have their fair share of legal problems from time to time. Here’s the roundup of this week’s celebrity lawsuit news.
Former WWF wrestling star and reality TV personality Hulk Hogan is suing the Laser Spine Institute (LSI) for performing unnecessary and career-damaging surgeries on his back. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, filed the suit in Florida’s Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court. He is seeking more than $50 million in damages from LSI, alleging that the surgeries were unnecessary and caused him to miss out on substantial money-making opportunities in the wrestling arena.
Despite all their fortune and fame, even celebrities aren’t immune from becoming victims of medical malpractice. In fact, given their notoriety, their stories are often scarier than most! Here are the ten most shocking celebrity malpractice cases.
Kanye West’s mother, Donda West, died a few days after an elective plastic surgery in 2007. Initially, the plastic surgeon that operated on Donda West seemed headed for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
According to a CBS news report, the Los Angeles County coroner ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide, caused by Propofol intoxication. While a separate criminal case brought against Dr. Conrad Murray is ongoing for involuntary manslaughter, Michael Jackson’s father had his lawyer re-file a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor with Los Angeles Superior Court in January 2011.
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