Stephanie Taubin Red Sox Drama: Injured Fan Sues Owner John Henry
Stephanie Taubin, a Red Sox fan, has sued the professional baseball team and its owner, John Henry, for an unspecific amount after getting hit and injured by a foul ball. According to Taubin, she was left with facial fractures, neurological damage, which made it difficult for her to work and properly earn a living.
Stephanie Taubin is suing the Red Sox for an incident that occurred one year ago. In June of 2014, Taubin, and countless fans attended a Red Sox game at the team’s home ballpark Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
While enjoying the game, a foul ball struck her on the forehead. Taubin was sitting in a section above home plate known as the EMC Club that was supposed to be protected by a glass, but was under renovation, so it was therefore removed.
The ball left Taubin with injuries on her face and head, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital. This week, a lawyer for the baseball fan filed a lawsuit in a Massachusetts superior court against Boston Red Sox’s owner, John Henry. The documents obtained from the Suffolk Superior Court showed that Taubin is asking for unspecified damages. The 46-year-old from Brookline claimed that she suffered facial fractures and neurological damage.
Stephanie Taubin took part in several interviews after the incident revealing a massive cut on her head.
The woman said that the absence of the glass at the park put her at a greater risk for injuries. According to the Boston Globe, which also belongs to the owner of the Red Sox, the suit read:
“Stephanie Taubin’s complaint alleges the protective glass that was supposed to guard the seats above home plate where she was sitting had been removed while the stadium underwent renovations. That left the area “at greater risk of foul balls entering that [section] of Fenway Park.”
While she did not reveal how much money she is requesting, she did explain that she lost wages due to her pain. The filing went on say:
“Taubin suffered facial fractures and neurological damage from the ball’s impact, the complaint alleges, costing her quite a bit of money in medical expenses, lost wages and diminished earning capacity.”
A spokesperson for Mr. Henry had the following to say about the lawsuit:
“He is unaware of the specifics [of the lawsuit] and generally does not comment on pending legal matters. But the safety of Red Sox fans and providing a quality ballpark experience are essential to the Red Sox, and to Mr. Henry, and are goals for which we strive as an organization to deliver.”
The suit comes on the heels of two other disturbing incidents at the park. On June 5, Tonya Carpenter was hit by a shattered bat and on July 10, Stephanie Wapenski was struck by a ball. Both women are recovering well, according to their doctors.