‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actress Paz de la Huerta Slaps Lionsgate With Lawsuit Over Alleged ‘Nurse 3D’ Injury

Actress claims she was hit by an ambulance during a stunt

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Actress Paz de la Huerta attends NYLON x Aloft Hotels celebrate The Music Issue with cover star HAIM on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for EFG)
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Here’s a bit of irony: An actress working on a movie titled “Nurse 3D” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was hospitalized after being run over — by an ambulance, no less — while filming the movie.

“Boardwalk Empire” alum Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit against Lionsgate on Tuesday, alleging that she sustained “severe injuries and considerable pain and suffering” after being struck by the emergency vehicle during a stunt.

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According to the lawsuit filed in the supreme court in New York, de la Huerta says that the incident occurred while filming the movie in Toronto on Oct. 15, 2011. She claims that a stunt driver — identified as “John Doe” in the suit — “caused his ambulance to strike the plaintiff and knock her to the ground.”

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As a result, the actress claims she “sustained severe injuries and considerable pain and suffering, was confined to hospital, bed and home, was caused to undergo medical treatment and surgery in an attempt to alleviate her injuries, was caused to incur expense for treatment, was caused to incur loss of earnings, and since some of her injuries are permanent, she will continue to sustain similar damages in the future.”

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In addition to Lionsgate, the suit lists a slew of other defendants, including executive producer Michael Paseornek, stunt coordinator Layton Morrison and director Boris Mojsovski.

The suit claims that Lionsgate “failed to set up the said stunt with proper design, practice, safety and precautions” and “failed to abide by safety standards and protocol for the performance of the stunt herein.”

Lionsgate had no comment for TheWrap.

The actress is seeking unspecified damages.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.