Girl Files Lawsuit After Suffering Brain Injury In Inflatable Sumo Suit

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The mother of a 15-year-old Florida girl filed a lawsuit last week alleging her daughter suffered several brain injuries while wearing an inflatable sumo wrestler suit during a school-sponsored event.

While in the inflatable suit during a pretend wrestling match with a classmate in October, 15-year-old freshman Celaida Lissabet fell backward, hitting her head three times against the ground. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the school, Mater Academy in Hialeah Gardens, and the company that supplied the suit, Mega Party Events, failed to ensure that the helmet fit properly during the event.

After the match, Celaida Lissabet was rushed to the hospital with blurred vision, dizziness, nausea and headaches, the brain injury lawsuit alleges.

Now, as a result, Lissabet can no longer communicate properly and exhibits child-like behavior, her attorney said.

According to The Miami Herald, this is not the first brain injury lawsuit involving an inflatable sumo suit. In 2007, a Colorado woman sued the makers of such a suit after she suffered severe brain damage during a company retreat. In that case, jurors awarded $2 million in damages.

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