Injured hair-hanging circus acrobats hire law firm

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Injured hair-hanging circus acrobats hire law firm
In this photo provided by Rosa Viveiros, first responders work at the center ring after a platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Rosa Viveiros)
In this photo provided by Frank Caprio, performers hang during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Providence, R.I. A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the 11 a.m. performance Sunday, May 4, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Frank Caprio)
Rosa Viveiros, right, from Seekonk, Mass., along with her niece Lily Lannon, 9, left, describe the accident that happened during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the 11 a.m. performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Tony Feola, right, with the Dunkin' Donuts Center security department, informs the crowd that the 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shows of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are canceled, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the 11 a.m. performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
In this photo provided by Rosa Viveiros, first responders work at the center ring after a platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Rosa Viveiros)
Ticket holders for 3:00 p.m. show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., wait in line to get a refund following the cancellation of the show after an accident, Sunday, May 4, 2014. A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the 11 a.m. performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the ground during a "human chandelier" stunt in Rhode Island last month have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them.

Clifford Law Offices said 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 that may be responsible for the accident.

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

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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