Cynthia Hedgecock and her husband, Roger Hedgecock, former mayor and retired radio talk show host, have sued the city in Superior Court over an accident. The city was served with the suit in November and a spokesman for the city attorney's office said the suit will probably go to trial in the second half of this year.
According to the suit, Mrs. Hedgecock tripped and "came crashing to the ground" on "a poorly maintained sidewalk" on July 31 of 2015. The sidewalk was on Morrell Street approaching Grand Avenue.
"Mrs. Hedgecock suffered serious personal injuries," according to the suit. "Mrs. Hedgecock's breasts were irreparably damaged." She learned in early September of 2015 that "both of her silicone breast implants had ruptured and that silicone had been leaking into her bloodstream since the fall on the public sidewalk." In November she "endured the medically necessary bilateral implant removal…in a grueling procedure." She required weeks to recover.
"In addition to the injuries suffered by Mrs. Hedgecock, plaintiff Roger Hedgecock has suffered the loss of support, service, love, companionship, society, affection, relations and solace from his wife" as a result of the injuries, according to the suit. Thus, both Cynthia and Roger seek compensation that will be determined at trial, according to the suit.
Read The Unbearable Rightness of Being Roger Hedgecock by rock critic Richard Meltzer.
Questions and Answers, transcripts from 1984 grand jury investigation into Hedgecock campaign finances.