America's Got Talent sued for wrongful death of wheelchair-bound woman

AmericaAmerica's Got Talent (AGT) is being sued for the wrongful death of a woman who was injured as she tried to maneuver a motorized wheelchair over cables for the show's taping.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Maureen Allen was working as a volunteer at the Pasadena Convention Center in March 2017, and AGT was also on the premises preparing for a taping.

Maureen's estate says in the suit that a large power cord protector was blocking the only disabled access ramp to the auditorium. The estate says Maureen tried to roll over the protector, but her front wheel got caught and her scooter flipped on its side, violently throwing her to the ground. According to the suit she suffered severe injuries to her head, arms, and hip.

She had to be hospitalized, and suffered a stroke the next day. She also had to have hip surgery and remained in declining health for several months. After 8 surgeries she was put on life support in June and died shortly after.
The estate blames her death on the initial fall, which it claims was caused by AGT's negligence. It's suing AGT's production company (FremantleMedia), NBCUniversal, and the city of Pasadena.

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