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Attorney Releases Update On Young Fan Hit By Foul Ball In Houston

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 29: A young child is rushed from the stands after being injured by a hard foul ball off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park on May 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The family of a two-year-old girl who suffered a fractured skull when struck by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game has hired a lawyer to enter into discussions with the team.

According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, the family hired Houston attorney Richard Mithoff to represent them.

The report reveals Mithoff did not file a lawsuit against the Astros, but the two sides have begun conversations on "potential options in the matter."

Mithoff released a brief statement to the Chronicle:

"The Astros' risk management representative reached out to the family, and now that the family is represented by counsel, I wanted to let the other side know that I am involved so that can get in touch with me," Mithoff said. "It's not unusual to let the other party know when one party has retained counsel."

The Chronicle referenced the hospital's medical report revealing the extensive injuries the girl suffered.

The child sustained a skull fracture with associated subdural bleeding, brain contusions, and brain edema, per the report. She suffered the injury in late May.

Over the past two months, several MLB teams announced plans to extend the netting around their parks to avoid fan injuries.