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Woman sues for ‘negligent dancing’

/ Source: The Associated Press

A Chicago woman is suing a man she claims flipped her into the air and dropped her on her head in a jitterbug-style dance move at a company event.

Lacey Hindman, 22, seeks damages for medical bills and lost wages for time missed from work in a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

In the suit, Hindman claims that in April 2006, David Prange grabbed her by the forearms and tossed her in the air before she crashed into the wood floor at Stanley's Kitchen and Tap on the city's North Side. The incident allegedly took place at a mandatory work event.

"I was in the air, over him," Hindman said. "I fell hard enough you could hear the impact of me hitting the floor over the sound from the jukebox."

Hindman said she suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries.

Her attorney David M. Baum said Prange should be accountable for the alleged injuries caused by "negligent dancing."

Hindman worked at Shop Girl, a women's boutique owned by Prange's wife Kate Prange.

A message left for David Prange was not immediately returned Tuesday morning.