Child Injured at Astro's vs. Cubs Game Retains High Profile Attorney

The family of a 2-year-old injured last month at a Houston Astros baseball game has retained prominent Houston attorney Richard Mithoff to consult with them concerning the incident and the child’s medical condition.

“The family’s foremost concern is about the health of their child, but they also wanted me to extend their thanks to the fans and the Astros for their concern,” said Mithoff, who has notified the team’s organization of his and family attorney Steve Polotko’s retention in this matter.

The 2-year-old, sitting on a relative’s lap during the May 29 game of the Astros versus Chicago Cubs, was hit in the head by a line drive ball off the bat of Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. The child’s parents rushed her to the hospital after she was hit, where it was determined she suffered a serious head injury. She was hospitalized for several days.

The little girl sustained a skull fracture when she was struck by the foul ball, with associated subdural bleeding, brain contusions, and brain edema, according to the summary of the hospital records provided by Mithoff in his letter to the Astros organization. She had a seizure and an abnormal EEG at the hospital and is now on medication to prevent further seizures while she continues to recover at home from the brain and skull injuries. Her progress will be reassessed in July, and the family hopes to have more information then about the residual effects of her injuries.

“The family has retained me to consult about their options and to publicly thank the fans and Astros for their outpouring of support,” said Mithoff, who noted the family requested privacy at this time.

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