Mayer mediates malpractice suit filed by professional wrestler
In October Randolph Mayer flew to Tampa to mediate a case involving a well-known wrestler, who had filed claims against a regional spine center alleging unnecessary surgery, medical malpractice, loss of business opportunities and misappropriation of his likeness. The defenses were that it was the wrestler's choice to avoid more extensive surgery and that full disclosure of the limits of the procedures was made. The enduring celebrity of the plaintiff was an interesting variable and was evident every time he walked through the lobby of the conference center where the mediation took place. It was a pleasure to work with both sides, and the case settled on confidential terms after nine hours of mediation.