Circus Acrobats Plan Suit, Say Lives Have Changed

Four circus acrobats seriously injured in a hair-hanging stunt gone awry are planning a lawsuit and are coming to terms with the idea their lives might never be the same.

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    Circus acrobats Julissa Segrera, second from left, of the United States, and Dayana Costa, right, of Brazil, are tearful as Costa reads a statement to members of the media at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Circus acrobats Julissa Segrera, of the U.S., left, and Dayana Costa, of Brazil, right, hold hands as a fixator medical stabilization device is attached to Costa's hand and arm during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4, 2014 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Circus acrobat Viktoriya Medeiros, left, of Bulgaria, speaks to reporters as attorney Thomas Prindable, second from left, and fellow performer Svitlana Balanicheva, center, of Ukraine, listen during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Injured circus acrobat Dayana Costa, of Brazil, is tearful while addressing members of the media during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4, 2014 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Injured circus acrobat Julissa Segrera, of the U.S., right, wipes away a tear while speaking with reporters as attorney Michael Krzak, left, wipes his eye during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4, 2014 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Circus acrobat Julissa Segrera, second from right, of the United States, and Dayana Costa, right, of Brazil, are tearful as Costa reads a statement to reporters at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Injured circus acrobat Viktoriya Medeiros, of Bulgaria, left, wears a brace while addressing members of the media during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Boston. Eight acrobats were injured during a May 4, 2014 performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., when the apparatus from which they were suspended fell, sending them plummeting to the ground. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    FILE - In this May 2, 2014 file photo provided by Frank Caprio, performers hang during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I. Seven of the eight acrobats who fell to the Dunkin' Donuts Center floor during that same stunt in Providence two days later have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them, the firm announced Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Caprio, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo provided by Rosa Viveiros, first responders work at the center ring after a platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I. Seven of the eight hair-hanging acrobats who fell to the Dunkin' Donuts Center floor during the stunt have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them, the firm announced Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rosa Viveiros, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
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