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Court approves $ 18.5 mn. settlement in accident case while shoot

MUMBAI: An Illinois Court has approved a $18.5 million settlement for 26-year old Gabriella Cedillo who was critically injured during production of Paramount‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon.


Cedillo was among a group of extras driving in an uninhabited portion of Hammond, Ind. in September 2010 during production of the film which went on to gross more than $1 billion in 2011.
 
 
 
A cable pulling a stunt car apparently snapped and crashed through the windshield of her car. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery for a head injury. But despite the medical attention, the woman still has brain impairment, it is understood.


Cedillo‘s attorneys blamed Paramount and DreamWorks, filing lawsuits to cover medical bills that were said to have reached $350,000 and seeking punitive damages. But the litigation has settled with an Illinois judge approving.


Cedillo was among a group of extras driving in an uninhabited portion of Hammond, Ind. in September 2010 during production of the film which went on to gross more than $1 billion in 2011.
 
A cable pulling a stunt car apparently snapped and crashed through the windshield of her car. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery for a head injury. But despite the medical attention, the woman still has brain impairment, it is understood.


Cedillo‘s attorneys blamed Paramount and DreamWorks, filing lawsuits to cover medical bills that were said to have reached $350,000 and seeking punitive damages. But the litigation has settled with an Illinois judge approving.

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