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Settlement reached in personal injury lawsuit against Six Flags for girl whose feet were severed on ride

A confidential out of court settlement was reached last week in the personal injury case brought on behalf of the 13 year-old girl whose feet were severed while on a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in June 2007. Kaitlyn Lasitter was riding the “Superman Tower of Power” ride, which lifted its passengers 177 feet before dropping them, reaching speeds over 50 mph, when a cable broke and severed her feet. Doctors reattached Kaitlyn’s right foot but they were unable to save her left foot. Instead, she was fitted with a prosthesis. She has since required four amputation surgeries and an additional surgery to repair a plate that connects her reattached foot to her leg and to insert genetically engineered bone. For six months she was unable to take any steps. She continues to suffer from pain and depression and the fate of her reattached foot remains uncertain.

The lawsuit alleged that Six Flags was negligent in inspecting, testing, maintaining and operating the ride. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed.
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