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Family of little girl with fractured skull sues the Braves

Jul 18, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT

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The family of an 8-year-old whose skull was fractured by a foul ball during a game at Turner Field on Aug. 30, 2010 is suing the Braves and MLB for negligence.

The suit doesn’t disclose the names of those filing. They’d like both their privacy and their money. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which has decided to play along and not reveal any names, the suit seeks unspecified damages for the girl’s pain and suffering, punitive damages and compensation for the family’s medical expenses, which are expected to exceed $100,000.

The girl was 6 years old when she was injured. No additional details on her condition were provided.

These kinds of lawsuits against MLB teams and the league have rarely succeeded. The league has warnings printed on every ticket sold stating that fans attending games do so at their own risk.

  1. nbjays - Jul 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Um, read the article again. It says nothing about losing a child, and it happened almost 2 years ago and the girl is still alive.

  2. missmollysmom - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    If you file a lawsuit because of an injury, you include in your “damages” all the medical costs involved, whether or not there’s any insurance to cover the expenses, and if the case goes to trial, you generally can’t be forced to disclose that the expenses were actually paid for. If either parent had been working, the little girl’s costs were likely covered by the employer’s health care plan, but you’ll never hear about that.

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