PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the very first time against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles are now also facing a civil lawsuit from a fan claiming to have been severely injured at one of their games in 2016, when an intoxicated fellow fan passed out and fell on top of her.
Helen Nicolosi and Alfred Nicolosi of Marlton, N.J. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 28 versus Philadelphia Eagles, LLC, Eagles Stadium Operator, LLC and Aramark Sports and Entertainment, LLC, all of Philadelphia, plus Apex Security Group, Inc. of Northridge, Calif.
On Nov. 28, 2016, Helen was a spectator at a Philadelphia Eagles game being played at Lincoln Financial Field, against the Green Bay Packers. During the game, Helen says a “severely unruly, loud and intoxicated patron” (not named in the complaint and identity unknown) was continually served alcoholic beverages and permitted to remain on the premises, despite stumbling around the stands and acting in an offensive manner.
Subsequent to that, the plaintiff alleges the individual in question passed out and fell forward from a higher seating level above her and onto her head, neck and back, forcing her violently to the ground beneath her seat and causing further injury.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants were collectively negligent for their failure to provide adequate security and supervision, failure to provide a safe environment for patrons and were otherwise careless and/or negligent in not removing the unruly and intoxicated patron in question.
For counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking joint and several compensatory and punitive damages from each named defendant in excess of $50,000, and such other relief as the Court may deem necessary.
The plaintiffs are represented by Stephen A. Scheuerle of Hohn & Scheuerle, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180202918
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