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Triumph Brewing Co. sued by restaurant patron allegedly injured by falling dishes

By Jon Campisi | Jan 14, 2014

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A suburban Philadelphia man is suing Triumph Brewing Co. for $150,000

over injuries he says he sustained when a tray of heavy dishes were dropped on him by a restaurant server.

Robert Goodwin, of Langhorne, Bucks County, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on Jan. 8 against Triumph Brewing Company of Princeton Inc. over a Feb. 11, 2012, incident at the defendant’s business at 138 Nassau St. in Princeton, N.J.

On that date, Goodwin was a patron of the defendant’s restaurant and brewery, seated with his wife and friends as they watched their friends’ son play in a band, when, without warning, an employee dropped a bunch of large dishes on him, hitting Goodwin in the neck, back and right foot, the complaint states.

The lawsuit alleges that the incident caused Goodwin to sustain injuries including an ankle sprain, cervical neck sprain, back sprain, severe occipital headaches, aggravation of asymptomatic degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis of the cervical spine and other ills and injuries.

Goodwin also claims he has suffered from physical pain and mental stress, emotional upset, worry, anxiety, apprehension, frustration, humiliation, embarrassment, inconvenience, and a general loss of pleasure and enjoyment of life.

The plaintiff says he has been forced to expend various sums of money on medical treatment, and that he may have to undergo additional doctors’ care in the future.

Goodwin’s wife, Margaret, a co-plaintiff in the litigation, asserts a loss of consortium claim in which she maintains she has been deprived of the society, companionship, services and consortium of her husband due to his injuries, to her “great loss and detriment.”

They are being represented by Newtown, Pa. attorney Christopher J. Brill.

The federal case number is 2:14-cv-00116-SD.

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