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Calif. Woman Sues City After Fall Allegedly Ruptured Breast Implants

Cynthia Hedgecock is suing for $25,000 in damages



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    The wife of former San Diego mayor and conservative radio talk-show host Roger Hedgecock is suing the city after she tripped on a "poorly maintained" public sidewalk and allegedly ruptured her breast implants. 

    According to the suit, Cynthia Hedgecock was walking down Morrell Street, near Grand Avenue, in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood on July 31, 2015, when she tripped over a raised crack in the sidewalk and "came crashing to the ground." 

    Hedgecock went to a Scripps Clinic facility a few weeks later on Aug. 17, 2015, with complaints of chest pain and breast deformities.  The implants, according to the suit, were "irreparably damaged."

    In early September she learned her breast implants had ruptured and "silicone had been leaking into her bloodstream." Hedgecock was forced to undergo "necessary" surgery to remove and replace both implants and took several weeks to recover from the operation, according to the suit.

    Roger Hedgecock is also named as a defendant in the suit. He alleges that he "suffered loss of support, service, love, companionship, society affection, relations and solace from his wife" due her injuries.

    The Hedgecocks claim the City of San Diego did not maintain the sidewalk and fix needed repairs, which led to Cynthia's fall. They are suing for $25,000 in damages. 

    NBC 7 has reached out to the city attorney's office for comment, but was told they do not have a statement in response to the suit. 

    A spokesman said the suit will probably go to trial later this year.

    You can read the full lawsuit here.