Two-year-old struck by foul ball at Astros game suffered fractured skull, bleeding in brain

first_img Cubs’ Albert Almora renews call for better safety at ballparks The family has retained counsel, though no lawsuit is pending.”The Astros’ risk management representative reached out to the family, and now that the family is represented by counsel, I wanted to let the other side know that I am involved so that can get in touch with me,” Mithoff said. “It’s not unusual to let the other party know when one party has retained counsel.”The incident prompted several MLB teams to extend protective netting further down the foul lines. “She is receiving excellent care, and everyone is hoping and praying for the very best.”The child, who celebrated her second birthday in May, was gifted tickets to the game May 29 when she was struck with the ball off the bat of Almora. Hospital records obtained by the Chronicle indicate she suffered a skull fracture with associated subdural bleeding, brain contusions, and brain edema. Related News The child struck by a foul ball off the bat of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora at a game at Minute Maid Park suffered serious head injuries.”She is doing relatively well, but she has had seizure(s) and the abnormal EEG, and so it’s going to be a matter of time” the family’s attorney Richard Mithoff said in a statement Wednesday, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’s too early to tell what kind of residual (damage) there may be, but any time there is a fractured skull and bleeding of the brain involved, it’s a serious matter. At this time, the Astros have no plans to expand protective nets at Minute Maid Park.”The Astros continue to send our thoughts and prayers to the young girl and her family,” a spokesman from the Astros told the Chronicle in an email. “We continue to respect the family’s request for privacy and have no further comment at this time.”last_img

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