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PERFORMERS SAY THEY ARE SICKENED AND WILL SUE

Lawyers for seven of the eight circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt say they plan to file a lawsuit after they conclude an investigation into what happened.

 

Four of the acrobats spoke Tuesday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

 

Dayana Costa of Brazil, who was wearing a neck brace, had pins in her arms and was in a motorized chair. She said her recovery was difficult and painful.

 

Viktoriya Medeiros, who with her husband was the leader of the troupe, said they all were terribly injured. She wore a neck brace and was in a wheelchair.

 

Their lawyers say it's too early to tell exactly who they would sue, but that they could include the maker of a carabiner clip that investigators said snapped, sending the acrobats plummeting three stories to the floor.

 

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