07 April 2007

Be careful where you put that thing!

(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.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

slhindman said...

Lacey is my niece. The most amazing thing about this case is that her boss's husband (the person who dropped her while dancing), we learned afterward, had done the same thing to someone else previously when dancing in this style. This wasn't the first time that this same guy did this to someone! Also--on a more serious note--my niece, Lacey has had a very hard time medically and financially due to this incident. This isn't a frivolous lawsuit--she was seriously injured and so has had a long, pretty arduous recovery process. It sounds like a WILD story but she is genuinely just trying to recoup some serious medical and other expenses this has cost her at AGE 22. She had just moved from California to Chicago a few months before this happened. Imagine moving to a new city and then having a major head injury.