Indiana family sues WWE for disabled son
The family of a boy that was injured after attending a wrestling match when he was 7-years old is now suing World Wrestling Entertainment. The boy, 18-year old Ronald Basham III, was injured when two wrestlers began fighting outside of the wrestling ring at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.
Wrestlers Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock, and Paul “Triple H” Levesque are accused of performing “reckless, willful and wanton conduct”. The family is accusing the WWE of failure to provide proper security and to properly stage the event.
Basham has suffered various leg problems since the injuries, most recently having surgery for a dislocated patella which resulted in partial, but permanent, disability. The lawsuit states that the WWE did not even pay for the ambulance ride to the hospital after the boy was injured. In addition, the family says they have incurred $37,000 of medical expenses related to the injury and disability.
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