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Culinaire International, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital named in lawsuit involving intoxicated minor

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By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

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PITTSBURGH — Christian C. Rouse has filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Culinaire International Inc.; UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and Carnegie Institute, doing business as Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, alleging that the defendants negligently served alcohol to a minor, causing him to be become significantly intoxicated and arrested.

Christian C. Rouse was invited to a gala hosted by the Ladies Hospital Aid Society on Sept. 8, 2016, at premises owned by Carnegie and catered by Culinaire, when he claims he was served alcohol despite being underage, according to the complaint.

Plaintiff claims he became intoxicated and was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the hospital. Thereafter, he allegedly suffered harassment and intimidation at the hospital, was forcefully restrained, and inexplicably administered multiple injections of Haldol, according to the complaint. 

The plaintiff holds Culinaire International Inc.; UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and Carnegie Institute tdba Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh responsible, because the defendants allegedly disregarded their duty to keep plaintiff safe and comfortable while in their care by providing alcohol to minor and forcefully restraining without consent, causing trauma to his mental state.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages for an amount in excess of the applicable arbitration limits, exclusive of interest and costs. He is represented by Wayne M. Chiurazzi and John K. Bryan of The Chiurazzi Law Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County

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