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Mom Sues over Inflatable Sumo Injury

A game at a Hialeah Gardens school “spirit day” caused traumatic brain injuries for a 15-year-old freshman who was in an inflatable sumo wrestler suit, according to a lawsuit filed by  the girl and her mother. As the Miami Herald reports, the lawsuit alleges freshman Celaida Lissabet’s school and the event company did not properly fit her helmet. Her lawyer says the teen now has trouble communicating and has reverted to “child-like” behavior.

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