Phillie Phanatic Being Sued
The Phillie Phanatic is being sued by a local woman who claims she was injured when the Phanatic threw her into a hotel pool two years ago. The Phanatic threw her into an Avalon pool in July 2010, and apparently, it has resulted in permanent injuries to Suzanne Pierce of Abington, Pennsylvania.
This is the complaint against the Phillies’ mascot:
“As a result of being thrown into the hotel pool, plaintiff suffered severe and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back, body, arms and legs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues of her head, neck, back, arms and legs, including but not limited to, a herniated L5-S1 disc, aggravation and/or exacerbation of all known and unknown pre-existing medical conditions, internal injuries of an unknown nature, severe aches, pains, mental anxiety and anguish, and a sever sock to her entire nervous system and other injuries, the full extent of which is not yet know.”
The lawsuit also says the woman, Suzanne Pierce, has had to spend large sums of money for medical attention and medicines. The Philadelphia Phillies were named in the lawsuit since they serve as a promotional tool for the mascot.
This is what the Phillies had to say about the issue:
“We are aware of the case. We cannot discuss any of the details as it is pending litigation, but we do not believe the Phanatic engaged in any wrongful conduct.”
Two years ago, the Phanatic was sued by a woman for allegedly stepping on her leg at a Reading Phillies game.
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