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ARTICLE ID 194757

$________ – NEGLIGENT SECURITY – PLAINTIFF BEATEN WITH POOL STICKS AT HOLLYWOOD BAR – MAXILLA (UPPER JAW) FRACTURE – RECONSTRUCTIVE JAW SURGERY PERFORMED – DENTAL INJURIES – DAMAGES/CAUSATION ONLY

Broward County, FL

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant failed to have adequate security at its Hollywood, Florida, bar, resulting in the plaintiff being beaten unconscious with pool sticks. A default was entered against the defendant on liability, and the case was heard on the issue of damages and causation only. The defense disputed the severity of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the incident.

The plaintiff was a 40-year-old male who worked for a landscaping company at the time of the incident on October 17, ________. He testified that he was a patron at the defendants bar when he was attacked by several other patrons with pool sticks. The plaintiff alleged that he was beaten about the head and face with the sticks, until he ultimately lost consciousness, alleging that his assailants had a history of criminal behavior and violence, which was known to the defendant bar. The plaintiff maintained that the bar lacked adequate security to protect the plaintiff and other patrons.

The plaintiff was transported from the defendant’s bar to the emergency room by ambulance, and was diagnosed with a fracture of the maxilla (upper jaw), which required multiple surgical procedures, including jaw wiring and the implantation of titanium plates. He also claimed dental injuries, including fracture of several teeth.

The defendant maintained that a police report documented that the plaintiff was not seriously injured during the altercation at the defendant’s bar. The defense contended that the plaintiff’s jaw fracture, and other serious injuries, occurred subsequently at another location.The jury found for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.

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