$18.5M Settlement for ‘Transformers 3′ Injury in Indiana

May 25, 2012

The family of a woman left with brain damage after an accident during the filming of “Transformers 3” in Indiana has reached an $18.5 million settlement with Paramount Pictures.

Gabriela Cedillo was working as an extra in 2010 when she was hit in the head by a piece of flying metal during the filming of a stunt sequence in Hammond, Ind. An investigation found a weld connecting a car to a tow cable failed.

Her attorney says the 26-year-old needs constant care. Part of the settlement will be set aside for monthly payments to ensure Cedillo has care for the rest of her life.

Paramount spokesman Robert Lawson says the studio is pleased the family agreed to “move forward with the settlement.” He calls what happened “a tragic accident.”

 

 

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  • May 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Aaannnnddd.....? says:
    "Part of the settlement will be set aside for monthly payments to ensure Cedillo has care for the rest of her life." And where will the rest of the settlement go? (No, don't a... read more
  • May 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    James says:
    I wish they would settle with me for the $50 I wasted taking my family to see that terrible, terrible movie.
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