(And you guys out there wonder why we want to drag you to dance lessons? it's really for our own safety...)
Woman dropped on head alleges 'negligent dancing'
POSTED: 9:25 a.m. EDT, April 3, 2007
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A woman is suing her dance partner, claiming he dropped her on her head after flipping her into the air at an office party.
Lacey Hindman, 22, was a victim of "negligent dancing," says her lawyer, David M. Baum.
In the suit, Hindman claims that during a party at a Chicago bar and restaurant in April 2006, David Prange grabbed her by the forearms and tossed her in the air, and then she crashed to the wood floor.
"I was in the air, over him," Hindman said. "I fell hard enough you could hear the impact of me hitting the floor over the sound from the jukebox."
Hindman said in the suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, that she suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries. She is seeking damages for medical bills and lost wages for time missed from work.
Hindman worked for Prange's wife, Kate Prange, at Shop Girl, a women's boutique.
There was no immediate response to a call seeking comment from David Prange on Tuesday.
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