The year after Poison frontman Bret Michaels was hit in the face by a set backdrop at the 2009 Tony Awards, he suffered from a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him. According to The New York Times, the rock star is now suing Tony Award Productions, CBS and others for the accident.
The lawsuit, which was filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that Michaels was not properly informed of how to leave the stage safely, which led to his brain injury. As a result of the near-fatal hemorrhage, Michaels had to cancel many of his concert dates. Examiner.com reports that the rocker is seeking unspecified damages in the case.
It seems like Bret Michaels certainly has a reason to be upset about the set backdrop falling on him. This is because the singer not only suffered from a serious injury allegedly due to the accident, but also because producers allegedly faulted him for the mix-up.
Cerebral hemorrhages, which are a brain injury reportedly caused by the rupture of a weakened blood vessel in the brain, occur more often than one might think. Apparently, 12,000 to 28,000 subarachnoid hemorrhages occur annually in the United States, according to Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.
FindLaw states that the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sports injuries. There are personal injury attorneys in Atlanta and around the country that specifically work on brain injury-related cases. To learn more, visit the Related Resources links below.
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