Not-so-special effects

Most people have stars in their eyes when it comes to Hollywood, but it is not all magic and fun. Nobody knows this better than Gabriella Cedillo. She was an extra on the film Transformers 3 in 2010 when she was severely injured in a stunt accident. She was in her own car along with many other extras in a scene involving a stunt vehicle on a cable. The cable broke and sent the vehicle flying into Cedillo’s car.

Cedillo now has permanent brain damage and is partially paralyzed. She was assured that the movie production companies, Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, would cover her medical bills, but apparently those payments were slow in coming. Cedillo sued for negligence and recently settled for $18.5 million.

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