'The Hangover' Stuntman Suing Warner Bros. After Incurring Permanent Brain Damage

08/31/2011 04:52 pm ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

Not everything was fun and games on the set of "The Hangover Part 2." According to The Hollywood Reporter, a stuntman who was air-lifted from the Bangkok set due to injuries during filming has sustained long-lasting brain damage.

Scott McLean, who was acting as Ed Helms' stunt double, was injured in a high-speed car scene in December of 2010. He was hanging out of the window of the vehicle when it was struck by another vehicle in the scene. Now, McLean is filing a lawsuit against Warner Bros. to recuperate losses for his sustained injury.

According to McLean's filed complaint in California federal court, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the film's stunt coordinator, Russell Solberg, changed the "precision and timing" at the last minute. Following the stunt accident McClean was reportedly airlifted to a hospital in Australia where he has been recuperating.

McLean likely has "permanent brain and physical injuries," his reps said.

McLean's lawsuit isn't the only legal fire "The Hangover" sequel has came under during filming. Mike Tyson's tattoo artist attempted to stop production of the film when a parody of his signature face tattoo was used in the movie. But the artist's claims of copyright were eventually tossed aside.

Click through to The Hollywood Reporter to read Bravo's response to McLean's injuries.


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