A Texas man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Trump
Entertainment Resorts over allegations that his arm became severely lacerated after being pierced by a sharp edge of a broken railing at the defendant’s casino.
The plaintiff, Randy Chu, who resides in Houston, claims he was seriously injured by the railing, which he had reached for after tripping and falling down a handicapped ramp inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
The Oct. 12, 2012 incident allegedly caused Chu to sustain a laceration on his left forearm that had to be closed using 20 stitches.
The plaintiff also claims he sustained a laceration of his extensor muscles and tendons, which also required medical care and intensive physical therapy.
He may also require future surgical intervention.
The defendants, which include Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. and various subsidiaries, are accused of negligence for creating a dangerous condition on the premises, failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition, failing to inspect the property and discover the dangerous condition, and failing to remediate the situation.
Chu claims he has incurred substantial expenses for medical care and treatment and that he will likely incur such expenses for the remainder of his life.
He also says he has suffered earnings losses and earning capacity, and that the incident caused Chu to experience severe physical and emotional pain and suffering.
The plaintiff seeks more than $75,000 in compensatory damages along with interest and costs.
Chu is being represented by Philadelphia attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann and Edward S. Goldis, of the firm Feldman Shephert Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP.
The lawsuit was filed on July 23 at federal court in Philadelphia.
The federal case number is 2:13-cv-04262-WY.