Professional Indiana wrestler sues for loss of testicle
Failure to follow choreography results in permanent injury.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 22:11
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Former professional wrestler, John Levi Miller, 23, is suing Coliseum Championship Wrestling and its owner, Sam Cosby for the loss of his right testicle. His opponent, Clinton Woolsey, failed to follow the choreography which resulted in a ruptured right testicle for Miller who had to have it removed last June.
Miller, of Jeffersonville, Ind., is seeking legal fees, medical expenses and future medical expenses that may occur as a consequence of his injury including erectile dysfunction, loss of testosterone, loss of sex drive and osteoporosis. Miller was uninsured at the time of the injury and treatment thus far has cost more $20,000.
According to The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., Miller was the designated winner in the match but Woosley refused to discuss the choreography. Miller is suing the wrestling organization and Sam Cosby for negligence in failing to ensure that Woosley understood the moves required for a prearranged win by Miller. Woosley tried to win the match by kicking Miller in the testicles. Miller's lawyer, Larry Wilder says that "kicking someone between the legs is not a normal dance move in professional wrestling."
Cosby claims that Miller won the match and never complained about a testicular injury that night. Woolsey claims that he treated the injury the night of the match with ice packs. After the swelling didn't go down, he was taken to the hospital the next day where surgeons decided to remove the right testicle.
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