Hawks fan files lawsuit against United Center

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A woman who was hit by a hockey puck at a Chicago Blackhawks playoff game last year has filed a lawsuit against the United Center.

It happened during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals last June.

The Chicago Sun-times reports Dr. Patricia Higgins filed the personal injury lawsuit Friday.

The lawsuit said that the United Center should have maintained and inspected safety nets, “in order to avoid injury to spectators.”

Higgins suffered a concussion and a deep gash near the bridge of her nose.

A spokesman for the United Center declined to comment on the pending lawsuit.