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"Law & Order: SVU" producers sued over injury

Actress Rosie Perez attends the opening night of "Ghetto Klown" at Lyceum Theatre on March 22, 2011 in New York City. Getty

(CBS/AP) Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," alleging she was injured during the filming of a 2009 episode in New York.

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In the lawsuit she filed Wednesday, Perez states she was "recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and/or manhandled" during filming of the "Hardwired" episode on Sept. 9, 2009.

Her attorney, Brian O'Dwyer, tells the New York Daily News that his client is suffering severe pain and has numbness in her arms. He's also stated that she has been out of work for about a year.

The lawsuit names the producers of the show, which is broadcast on NBC. Representatives for the network and the show have not responded to email requests for comments.

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