The Associated Press

Injured Hair-Hanging Circus Acrobats Hire Law Firm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the ground during a “human chandelier” stunt before a live audience in Rhode Island last month have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them.

Clifford Law Offices says on Monday that the women injured during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance are not yet filing a lawsuit. But it says it is conducting an in-depth investigation into all the possible entities who may be responsible for what happened.

The law firm says some of the injured acrobats will speak at a news conference in Boston on Tuesday.

Two of the women have spinal cord injuries, and it’s not known if they’ll walk again.

Federal workplace safety investigators are still probing the accident.

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