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Lansdale Man Claims Stripper Ruptured His Bladder

Patrick Gallagher claims a stripper "launched down" onto his abdomen at his November 2010 bachelor party at The Penthouse Club, and has filed a lawsuit against the business seeking retribution for medical costs

A Lansdale man is suing The Penthouse Club in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, because he alleges a stripper ruptured his bladder when she slid down a pole during his bachelor party in 2010.

Patrick Gallagher filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is seeking $50,000 for medical costs, pain, humiliation and mental anguish, according to the article.

The article states Gallagher was celebrating his bachelor party in November 2010, and was brought on stage with the strippers as part of a bachelor package.

According to the lawsuit, Gallagher was told to lie down on the stage below the pole. A stripper then slid down and landed on top of him with enough force, the lawsuit said, to rupture his bladder.

Gallagher’s attorney, Neil T. Murray, told the Inquirer that the stripper “launched herself down” onto his client.

According to the Inquirer, Gallagher and his friends left the club because he was in pain. At the hospital the next morning, Gallagher had surgery on his bladder and was notified of nerve damage to his back and hip, according to the article.

CBS News reports there have been other cases where patrons or strippers sued an establishment.

The New York Daily News ran an article where a Manhattan woman taking strip aerobics classes at Crunch Gym claimed she fell after an instructor allegedly left her on top of a pole, causing her to miss work for six months.

The Palm Beach Post reported a patron sued Cheetah’s strip club in West Palm Beach because a stripper allegedly hit him in the eye with her heel, breaking his face. The man received $650,000 in October 2010 from a settlement.

Mommy October 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
William... you're right. Haha... either afraid of his wife... or wasn't able to find a lawyer that didn't laugh in his face.
Alicia H. October 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I'm Alan Rothenberg the injury lawyer! Have you or someone you know been slammed in the bladder by a glittery she-devil in which made you go #1 in your big boy pants, in front of all your buddies and 15 half naked woman and now you want justice? Well call me! I've made millions of dollars getting pathetic men just like you compensation for stripper abuse! I promise that I will make you so much money that your soon to be wife, that was going to call off the wedding will stay with your pissy a** for the rest of your pissy diaper wearing life! LOL...That's Alans next commercial, it was inspired by Patrick Gallagher also known as the guy who ruin the other guys only night out to cheat on their wives. BOom! In no way is this statement a reflection of the real Alan Rothenberg and was intended as a joke, Please don't sue me Alan! Lol.
jennifer meacham October 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
this sounds ridiculous people sue for anything. If this lawsuit sticks I'm suing everybody. Insane
jennifer meacham October 16, 2012 at 03:25 PM
good I like that
Maria October 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Sadly, according to a lawyer who has been on our local news as well has made guest appearances on the Today show, he actually has a case and apparently, this isn't the first time this place has been sued by a patron for an injury that occurred because of a dancer and they (the club) lost in court each time. You think they would've learned by now. If they would just issue or post a no liability clause with lap dances whether private or for a bachelor party, they would have nothing to worry about, however, they have not so therefore, as sad as it may be, they are actually liable for his injury because it was their employee who caused it. It's the same as if you would go into a store, not see the floor was slippery and no caution sign, you slip and fall and guess what, the store is responsible! The reason personal injury lawsuits don't happen until a year or two after the injury is because you sometimes don't know the long term affects and apparently, there is still some major issues with this mans bladder all because of this injury. Sad but true, he's got a legit case. I won't be surprised if he wins or loses the case.

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