Actress Rosie Perez, in a wheelchair and neck brace in July 2010 during a visit to the White House.

*Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez has filed a lawsuit against the producers of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for the injury she suffered during filming of a 2009 episode in New York City.

In the documents filed Wednesday, Perez says 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 says 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 did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.