Posted on June 16, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The audience member who singer Miguel kicked in the head during the Billboard Music Awards a month ago is still having cognitive problems, which her lawyer blames on the incident, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The attorney representing Khyati Shah, an exchange student from New Zealand, told the newspaper that his client is experiencing memory loss and was unable to take her final exams at UCLA.

Shah was in the Billboard Awards audience in Las Vegas, where Miguel performed. At one point, the singer jumped from one side of the stage to the other, and in the process hit the back of Shah’s head with his leg and slammed it into the stage.

Shah’s lawyer said that Miguel’s camp hasn’t been willing to share information about the rehearsals for his Billboard song, and hasn’t offered to pay any of the 21-year-old woman’s medical bills.

Miguel and his crew seem to be begging for a lawsuit. They also steamed Shah’s lawyer because after the accident, they televised her talking to Miguel. She had an ice pack on her elbow, when the wisest move would have been to rush her to a hospital for a head exam.

Shah’s difficulties also include problems with language and speaking, and even typing text messages, according to the Examiner.





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