Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Not an optimal situation for Optimus Prime.

The family of a Chicago woman severely hurt while working as an extra on Transformers 3 today sued the studio for negligence.

According to the lawsuit, Gabriela Cedillo sustained "serious injuries and brain damage" when a stunt went horribly awry.

While working on an action scene on location in Indiana, the 24-year-old bankteller was in a car being towed when the cable snapped, smashed through her windshield and sliced open her skull.

She was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition and underwent surgery to relieve swelling in her brain. She has reportedly shown some signs of improvement, including regaining the ability to to breathe on her own and making small movements.

Paramount has covered all her medical bills so far. In response to the suit (whichdoes not name director Michael Bay), the studio issued a statement indicating that it will continue to stand by her.

"We are all terribly sorry that this accident occurred. Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with Gabriela, her family and loved ones. The production will continue to provide all the help we can to Gabriela and her family during this difficult time," the studio said.

The suit is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

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