Gabriela Cedillo may have come to an $18.5 million settlement with Paramount Pictures due to the result of life-changing injuries she sustained while an extra on the set of the 2011 blockbuster, Transformers 3, but that doesn’t matter, because her attorney is still in an uproar about it all- calling the production company “pretty pathetic.”
RadarOnline.com has an exclusive photo of Gabriela after her latest surgery, and spoke with Gabriela’s lawyer, Todd A. Smith.
“This victory came with a lot of effort against a company that claimed to the media that they would make the effort to take care of Gabby and her medical bills, when in reality they tried to do everything they could to avoid responsibility,” Smith tells Radar.
“They were busy grossing about a billion dollars off the movie, and they can’t step up to the plate to pay about $700,000? The taxpayers of Illinois ended up having to pay the bills for the damage that was done. That’s pretty pathetic, in my opinion.”
Apparently those hefty medical bills eventually forced her family onto Medical Aid, and while she’s been released from the hospital, she continues to attend regular rehab treatments and undergoes surgeries.
“We’re hopeful that she will continue to improve. However, after the two-year period with a brain injury, doctors predict you’ve usually maximized your recovery potential,” Smith says. “The reality is that she’s unlikely to ever have substantial employment.”