A Philadelphia woman and her lawyer have filed a personal injury lawsuit after her thumb was cut off while rehearsing for a competition at a strip club in New Jersey. According to sources, the 35-year-old was at Delilah’s Den in Sayreville when an apparatus severed her digit.
The complaint was filed on Friday, February 8 in Common Pleas Court. The plaintiff’s attorney claims that his client is entitled to $50,000 for “pain and suffering, disfigurement, humiliation and embarrassment” she endured as a direct result of the incident, which occurred in July 2011. Court documents also revealed that the attorney said this isn’t the first time that the 35-year-old has used the apparatus that was responsible for the accident. In fact, she reportedly used the equipment in question while studying performing arts, which proves inexperience is not a factor.
“My client actually studied in school to train on this sort of aerial apparatus, with hopes of performing in Broadway shows and circus acts,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said in a statement to the Philadelphia Daily News.
The plaintiff was a contestant in the 2010 Diamond G-String Competition. As a result of the mishap, she required surgery.
This isn’t the first time an accident has taken place at a strip club. Last September, a man filed a complaint against the Penthouse Club in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood. The plaintiff said that one of the exotic dancers slid down the pole with such force that the impact ruptured his bladder.
If you have endured pain and suffering because of a business’ negligence, then don’t be a victim any longer. Consider scheduling a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.