Photo: Rosie Perez
Actress Rosie Perez was injured on the set of ‘Law $ Order: SVU ‘ in 2009, and she has filed legal action against NBC this week. Perez was filming a guest role for the series when following the script; a scene extra shook her forcibly.
Perez herniated a disc which took two surgeries to correct.
The thing to do was taking someone who knows what he’s doing to make it look violent without being violent,” said Perez’s lawyer Brian O’Dwyer, who filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. “This person was not a stuntman, he was just an extra.”
“She’s still suffering severe pain, numbness of the arms, and she’ll never be the same despite the surgery,” said O’Dwyer, who added that the injuries Perez sustained on the ‘Law & Order’ set resulted in her loss of work for nearly a year.