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30-year old male stabbed and suffers nerve damage

Type of Injury: Nerve Damage
Type of Case: Premises Liability
Settlement Amount: $175,000.00

This lawsuit results from occurrence on December 10, 2011 at the Green Dolphin Street (“GDS”) bar and restaurant at 2200 North Ashland Avenue. On December 9-10, GDS was hosting a special event. The promoter of the event told the supervisor of GDS that he recommended additional security due to his past experiences with crowds at these types of events.

Under the supervision of GDS, the promoter and the promoter’s head of security instituted security precautions that GDS did not regularly use or have. In this case, the security measures included pat-downs and may have included the use of a security wand. The plaintiff recalls the use of a security wand before he was admitted to the bar. Security was, also, provided by GDS.

Thaddeus Macon arrived at GDS around 1:00 a.m. with two of his friends. Before the stabbing, Macon, allegedly, told the M-30 to stop talking with one of event guests. Thereafter, in the early morning hours of December 10th (at approximately 3:00 a.m.), the plaintiff was stabbed twice with a “long pointed rod” by Macon. The stab wounds were to his stomach and his right arm (Plaintiff is right-hand-dominant).

After the stabbing, Plaintiff was transported by CFD-EMT (No. 61) to Saint Mary Medical Center (2223 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL) and, then, due to the nature of the trauma, was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The plaintiff underwent exploratory evacuation of abdominal hematoma and repair of the colon. Plaintiff was unable to supinate and pronate that arm. He was later seen at St. Catherine’s Medical Center (United Hospital System) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Plaintiff continued to follow up with Jawaid Quddus, MD at Great Lakes Family Medical Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Plaintiff was seen by Joshua Gershtenson, MD (orthopedics) at United Hospital System regarding his right arm. In February 2012, the plaintiff described to Dr. Gershtenson dysfunction and pain in the right arm. He occasionally has sharp pain 10/10, but, typically, the pain is more mild and 5/10. He is unable to fully extend is middle (long) finger, he lacked the terminal 30 degrees of extension at the MCP joint, and had weakness with extension of the index finger as well as the middle finger. With the aid of an electrodiagnostic evaluation, Dr. Gershtenson concluded that there was likely a partial posterior interosseous nerve laceration, or nerve branch laceration.

Specials: Medicals: N/A Lost Income: N/A Occupation: N/A

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