Ultra Lawsuit: X-Rays and Photos of Security Guard Erica Mack's Injuries

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An x-ray of Ultra security guard Erica Mack's surgically repaired right ankle.

Her skull was fractured. And her leg was broken.

However, beyond those basic facts, the seriousness of security guard Erica Mack's injuries, sustained during a gatecrashing incident at Ultra Music Festival 2014, was unknown.

At least until yesterday, when Mack spoke for the first time, after seven months of silence, about her brain bleeds and surgically repaired right ankle as well as the $10 million lawsuit she's filed against Ultra, the City of Miami, and others.

Now she and attorney Eric Isicoff have also released x-rays and photos of her broken leg, which is being held together by screws and metal plates.

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Erica Mack Discusses Ultra Lawsuit

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Security guard Erica Mack is suing Ultra Music Festival and others for $10 million.

On Friday, March 28, 2014, Erica Mack, a 29-year-old security guard working Ultra Music Festival was critically injured when she was trampled by a stampeding horde of gatecrashers.

"I suffered two fractures in my skull. A temporal fracture and a fracture at the base of my skull," she tells Crossfade, recalling the condition in which she awoke at Jackson Memorial Hospital, after blacking out during the incident. "There was bleeding on the brain. Also, I had bleeding out of my ear."

And she adds: "I also sustained a multiple break in my leg. They had to perform surgery, and there's metal plates and screws supporting the leg now."

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Ultra Music Festival Facing $10 Million Lawsuit From Injured Security Guard Erica Mack

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On opening day of Ultra Music Festival 2014, security guard Erica Mack was trampled by a gatecrashing mob that rushed the festival's fences.

She sustained a skull fracture and broken leg. And seven months later, she is still going through rehab for her severely injured lower limb.

That's why, as NBC 6 South Florida reports, the 29 year old plans to sue Ultra and other defendants for $10 million.

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Ultra Music Festival 2015 Tickets on Sale Now

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On your mark. Get set. Go score some rave tix.

Ultra Music Festival 2015 tickets are officially on sale. So for all those party people who qualify under UMF's new 18-and-over policy, it's time to camp in front of the computer and secure a spot at America's longest-running dance fest.

This is UMF's 17th year, which is chuckle-worthy given the new age restriction. But hey, at least the price was reduced.

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Ultra Music Festival 2015 Cuts Ticket Prices, Selling for $299.95 to $449.95

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"So expensive, bro."

That's been among ravers' most epic complaints about Ultra Music Festival for the past few years.

Especially as electronic dance music became "EDM." And the popularity of festivals like UMF boomed. And the cost of tix ballooned.

But now "for the first time in its history, and as a thank you to its loyal legion of fans," the official announcement reads, "Ultra Music Festival is reducing the price of general-admission tickets."

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Ultra Ravers React to 18-and-Over Policy: "I'm About to Cry"

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Ultra Music Festival is finally legal, in the sense that adult party people will no longer need to rage alongside wide-eyed 12-year-olds and be astonished when they say it's their "third year."

For the 2015 edition of the EDM fest, each and every raver will need to be at least the age of majority to get through the gates at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park.

Earlier today, Ultra organizers confirmed this new 18-and-over policy after festival fliers with an "18+" disclaimer popped up at this past weekend's Electric Zoo in New York.

Of course, many grownup EDM fans are pleased. But lots of Ultra underage ravers are howling, "I'm about to cry."

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Ultra Confirms 18-and-Over Policy: "The First Step to Having Fun Is Feeling Safe"

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Throwing up the universal sign for Ultra Music Festival.

It's official, ravers.

Over the weekend, we here at Crossfade, like the rest of the EDM world, were surprised by the sudden revelation that Ultra Music Festival seemed to be adopting a strict 18-and-over policy for its 2015 edition.

The rumor began to spread after a flier (which read "you must be 18 years of age or older to attend this event") was handed out to fest attendees at this past weekend's Electric Zoo in New York.

At the time, there was some dispute about the authenticity of this alleged Ultra handbill with the "18+" disclaimer. But now UMF organizers have confirmed "we ultimately believe that Ultra Music Festival is a premium event geared towards adults."

Check the cut for Ultra's full statement.

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Ultra Music Festival 2015 Will Be an 18-and-Over Event

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Ultra 2015 will be an adults-only affair.
Some may complain; others may cheer. It seems like Ultra Music Festival organizers have finally put an age restriction for the event.

EDM.com is reporting that Ultra 2015 will be a 18-and-over affair. This is according to flyers handed out at this weekend's Electric Zoo in New York City.

UPDATE Ultra confirms 18-and-Over policy: "The first step to having fun is feeling safe."

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Ultra on Defeating Miami Ban: "We Are Pleased... We Are Optimistic About the Future"

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The Ultra ban has failed.

After delaying the issue at its April 10 meeting, the Miami City Commission finally discussed, considered, and voted on the future of the EDM fest.

The result was 4-1 in favor of Ultra returning to Miami and Bayfront Park for 2015.

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Ultra Ban: Fest Declares "Short-Term Victory" in Fight With Miami City Commission

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Ultra is safe ... For now.

During yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff backed off on their most recent blitz to ban the EDM Festival from Miami.

At about 12:45 p.m., the mayor and commissioner announced a surprise withdrawal of their resolution "prohibiting the Bayfront Park Management Trust from holding the Ultra Music Festival in the future." And in rescheduling the Ultra issue, they downgraded the debate from a vote to a mere discussion item on the April 24 agenda.

In a statement released this morning, Ultra Music Festival declares a "short-term victory" while thanks its "patrons and partners" for their "infinite support."

Check the cut for Ultra's full official comment.

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