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Television executive suffers broken bones at Emmys

People in Maryland often enjoy viewing Hollywood award shows such as the Emmys and Oscars which are usually full of glitz and glamor and attended by some of  Hollywood's elite. Unfortunately, for one television executive, the 2016 Emmys resulted in her being hospitalized with broken bones. She has recently filed a lawsuit against several organizations for their alleged negligence that she claims resulted in her fall. 

Nancy Lesser is a successful Executive Vice President of HBO for media and talent. She attended the 2016 Emmys and was headed to a nearby ball that followed the show when the accident occurred. She states that there were some cutouts in the concrete that they were forced to walk on that could not be seen due to poor lighting and the large number of people that were directed by Emmy management to walk in the direction of the ball. She claims that the cut out resulted in a fall that caused her to land on her hip.

She suffered broken bones throughout her pelvis and reportedly missed months of work. Apparently, her medical bills added up to over $1 million, and she claims to have lost income from not being able to perform her duties as she recovered. Three different plaintiffs were named in the lawsuit, including the TV Academy.

Fortunately, not all slip-and-fall accidents result in serious injuries such as multiple broken bones. When they do, the injury can lead to significant medical expenses and lost time at work as it did for Nancy Lesser. Personal injury attorneys in Maryland can assist anyone in this state who has suffered similar injuries to understand their legal rights and assess whether a premises liability claim may be appropriate. 

Source:, "TV Academy & City Of L.A. Hit By HBO's Nancy Lesser In $1M+ Suit Over Emmy Fall", Dominic Patten, Nov. 22, 2017

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