Report: Brooklyn Woman Plans To Sue After Yankee Stadium Electric Shock
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Some Yankees fans may be shocked by A.J. Burnett’s 3-0 record.
According to the NY Post, a Brooklyn woman received an all-together different kind of jolt at Yankee Stadium.
Portia Walton told the paper that she was “jolted” by electricity on April 4 outside of the Stadium’s Hard Rock Cafe. The 54-year-old was in attendance to watch the Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins. Instead, she was hospitalized after stepping on a metal hatch with an exposed power cord.
“I couldn’t get myself together,” she told the paper. “I was shocked that I was shocked.”
A Yankees spokeswoman replied to the Post: “A woman on the 4th alleged that she got a shock. We had EMTs check her out. We insisted that she go to the hospital, and as far as we know she was treated and released.”
Walton and her attorneys plan to sue the Hard Rock and the Yankees for $2 million. She says she’s still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and lingering memory loss and headaches.
“They obviously didn’t care much about the risk,” said the woman’s attorney. “They care more about selling their expensive skyboxes.”
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