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Family Files Suit After Teen Injured In Assault


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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A civil suit has been filed by the parents of a teenager from Hobart, Indiana who sustained personal injuries after she was severely beaten in a June assault. The suit was filed on July 24 in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana against alleged attacker Brittney McCammon and the owner of Lake George Shrimp restaurant, among others.

 

On June 4, 16-year-old Jamie Rodriguez sustained personal injuries, both physical and psychological, including a slipped disc in her neck that caused temporary paralysis, a broken nose and sinus cavity, and memory loss.

 

Charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery have been filed against 15-year-old McCammon because of the fight. Prosecutors have recommended that she be tried as an adult.

 

In their suit, Primo and Amy Rodriguez claim that McCammon was convinced to attack Rodriguez by David Robinson, Albert Hall, and a minor.

 

According to the suit, Rodriguez allegedly wished to use the restaurant’s phone to call for help, but the employees denied her request. The suit alleges that she was told by the owners and employees told leave the restaurant when they realized a confrontation was about to take place.

 

McCammon’s parents, Wendy Bullock and Michael McCammon are also named as defendants in the suit, which aims to hold them liable for their daughter’s action. According to the Strict Liability Statute, each parent could be help liable for up to $5,000.

 

The Rodriguezes are seeking damages for medical expenses, emotional distress, and attorney’s fees.



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