Rocker Bret Michaels, best known as the lead singer for the 80’s hair band Poison, is suing the Tony Awards and CBS over a head injury he sustained after performing at the 2009 Tony Awards.
The reality television star filed suit March 25, 2011, claiming that he was never instructed that there would be moving parts to the performance stage, and that producers did not properly instruct him on how to exit the stage. After performing the song, “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” Michaels was hit in the head by a piece of stage, resulting in a cut lip and broken nose. The personal injury lawsuit, which seeks compensation for unspecified damages, links the traumatic head injury sustained at the Tony Awards with the subarachnoid hemorrhage and following warning stroke the singer sustained in 2010. The link is based upon a head injury being one of the most common causes of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The widely publicized head injury occurred less than two weeks after the singer underwent an emergency appendectomy.
Michaels’ attorney Alex Weingarten states, “They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do.”
A traumatic brain injury can be life threatening, and change your life forever. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury suit for compensation. Burnetti, P.A.’s Tampa, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Orlando head injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries and lost wages. Call 1-888-BURNETTI for information.
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