A man claims that a stripper fell on him with such force that she tore his bladder during his bachelor party, according to a lawsuit.
Patrick Gallagher was celebrating his pending nuptials with friends during a fun-filled night at The Penthouse Club in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania.
As the guest-of-honor, Mr Gallagher was pulled up on to the stage and give the full attention of the gyrating exotic dancers.
Exotic: The Penthouse Club in Philadelphia is being sued by a man who claims his bladder was ruptured after a stripper fell on him
Class act: The strip club in Pennsylvania has been sued for $50,000 over a customer’s injuries in November 2010
Disaster struck when a stripper ‘shimmied up the pole, and from a great height, launched herself down onto his abdomen’, his lawyer Neil Murray told Philly.com. The exotic dancer has not been identified.
The groom was in so much pain, the group had to leave the club, according to the lawyer. The next morning, he was admitted to hospital with a ruptured bladder which required surgery.
Mr Gallagher is suing the club for at least $50,000 for his medical costs, humiliation and mental anguish.
The Penthouse Club was unavailable for comment when contacted by MailOnline.
Mr Gallagher’s injuries happened in November 2010 while the groom and his friends were enjoying the ‘diamond bachelor package’ at the club.
The package, for ten or more people, costs $140 per person. It includes two hours in a private lounge at the top of the club with an open liquor bar, hot appetizers and a private waitress. The groom is also invited on stage with this package.
The lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week.
The Penthouse Club opened in 2009 and caters to a variety of audiences, hosting big fight nights, bachelor parties and ‘couples’ retreats’.
Seven dancers and a manager were arrested last year on prostitution charges at the club.
The club was raided last November on allegations that dancers were performing sex acts in secluded areas of the club while the establishment took a cut of the profits.