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Injured circus acrobats plan lawsuit over accident

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Lawyers for seven of the eight circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt say they plan to file a lawsuit after they conclude an investigation into what happened.

Four of the acrobats spoke Tuesday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

Dayana Costa of Brazil, who was wearing a neck brace, had pins in her arms and was in a motorized chair. She said her recovery was difficult and painful.

“Every day is really hard. Every day is something new. In the physical therapy when I think I cannot do it my parents give the power and the energy and the reason I don’t give up,” Costa said.

Viktoriya Medeiros, who with her husband was the leader of the troupe, said they all were terribly injured. She wore a neck brace and was in a wheelchair.

“We are terribly injured, some of us required many surgeries and still need more surgeries. We are trying to come to terms with knowing we will never been the same,” Medeiros said.

Their lawyers say it's too early to tell exactly who they would sue, but that they could include the maker of a carabiner clip that investigators said snapped, sending the acrobats plummeting three stories to the floor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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