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Kentucky Girl Undergoing More Surgery On Repaired Foot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville girl who lost one foot and had the other reattached following an accident at Kentucky Kingdom last year is having to undergo more surgery in Nashville, Tenn.

Randy Lasitter says his daughter, Kaitlyn, was suffering more and more pain in the reattached foot. He says the problem could be related to plates that hold the foot to her right leg.

Kaitlyn Lasitter was 13 years old when she was injured after a cable broke on the Louisville amusement park's Superman Tower of Power ride in June 2007. Doctors were unable to save her left foot.

Randy Lasitter told The Courier-Journal that rehabilitation had progressed recently before his daughter began having what he called "excruciating pain" and some swelling.

The family has sued the amusement park, and Kentucky Kingdom has filed its own lawsuit against the ride's manufacturer and the cable's makers and providers.

A state report blamed a faulty cable and a ride operator's slow response, but officials say there's no way of knowing why the cable snapped.


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