Hospitality Industry Legal Risks: Family Of Man Who Died At "After-Hours Party" Files "Wrongful Death" Lawsuit Against Washington Restaurant; Victim Was "Over-Served" Alcohol, Did Not Receive Assistance

“…The injury occurred during an after-hours party hosted by the establishment’s general manager, who allegedly gave Lee liquor and marijuana…(the lawsuit alleges) that the restaurant broke the law by hosting an Alcohol Drink Responsiblyafter-hours party and put Patrick Lee in danger by over-serving him liquor, then failing to summon assistance when he was injured…”

The father of a man who died after allegedly falling and hitting his head during a party at a Puyallup restaurant has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the business. Attorneys for David Lee filed the lawsuit on his behalf this month in Pierce County Superior Court.

Lee is the father of Patrick Lee and the representative of the younger man’s estate. He seeks unspecified damages from Mis Tres Amigos, a family-owned Mexican restaurant with locations in Puyallup and Lakewood.

Patrick Lee, 22, died in November 2010 allegedly after becoming extremely intoxicated at the restaurant, the lawsuit states.

Instead of summoning help for Lee, the general manager and one of Lee’s friends “left him in a booth and continued to party,” the lawsuit alleges.

Lee was found the next morning unresponsive and having difficulty breathing. The general manager and Lee’s friend took him to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. He eventually was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was declared brain dead and removed from life support.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/12/25/2414300/man-sues-puyallup-eatery-says.html#storylink=cpy
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