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'The Price Is Right' Achilles Heel

6/14/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He came on down ... and stayed down.



A former contestant is suing the folks at the "Price is Right" -- claiming he was tripped on his way down to Contestant's Row last year ... and hasn't been the same since.

Here's the deal -- While Michael Lerner was charging down the aisle in a fit of uncontrollable glee, dude claims a folding chair being used by a "cheering" audience member struck him on his right ankle.

In the lawsuit filed Friday, Lerner claims he suffered a torn Achilles Tendon and a herniated lumbar disc ...resulting in multiple surgeries ... with harmful mental and physical residue.

He's suing for unspecified damages -- if you guess how much, you win the showcase showdown.

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J BIGGS    

Oooooooocccchhhh!

1856 days ago
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John    

Americans sue for everything... that's why your justice system is so backlogged and corrupt. They teach us that here in university actually.

Canada FTW!

1856 days ago
3.

PEPSI Generation    

Put some wheelies on those heelies OR LEARN to SPEED WALK

1856 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

What the hill?.

1856 days ago
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meat    

What The HeeL!

1856 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

SPEED WALK SPEED WALK rusted busted nail in radar heel.

1856 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

Bullets in back bullets leggs arms and hands two bullets and a ARROW busted off in brain RADAR bonce

1856 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

Frivolous + Lawsuit

Too bad people can't be jailed for making them!

1856 days ago
9.

PriceIsWrong    

Are we following closest without going over rules?

If so, my guess is 8 million total.

1856 days ago
10.

Jimmy    

Another stupid Yankee living the American dream.

1856 days ago
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Canadian Queen    

Those are very serious injuries. If it's the show's fault then they have to pay. I'm not in support of suing frivolously either but what if he can't afford his surgeries? He just sounds to me like the underdog.

1856 days ago
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Linda Mott    

Maybe the lad from TMZ that won the car, had to pay all those taxes and lost the car, can sue Price is Right and get a new tax free car, due to traumatic flash backs. Harvey is a lawyer.

1856 days ago
13.

Kay    

This guy took his "harmful mental residue" with him to the show. Sounds like a loser who wants to be a winner.

1856 days ago
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Tazandra    

Sue Happy America....what a joke.....it was an ACCIDENT moron!

1856 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

I read a book called the Lawsuit Lottery a while ago and this crap makes my blood boil! Frivolous lawsuits have really messed up America!

1856 days ago
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