Legal News

Man Sues Strip Club for Ruptured Bladder and Internal Bleeding
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

A man from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was at the Penthouse Club in Port Richmond for the ‘Bachelor’s Package.’ The package offers the guest the chance to sit onstage with the dancers. A lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week claims that the man, Patrick Gallagher, suffered internal bleeding at the club. Gallagher is from Lansdale. He claims that a dancer slid down a pole and landed on top of him with force strong enough to rupture his bladder.

Gallagher said the incident occurred in November of 2010 at the club’s location on Castor Avenue and Balfour Street. His attorney, Neil T. Murray, said the man was in attendance to celebrate his upcoming marriage. Because of the bachelor’s package he was brought up on stage and told to lie on his back underneath the stripper pole. Murray said that one of the strippers climbed up the pole and then “from a great height, she launched herself down onto his abdomen.”


Gallagher was suffering so much pain that he left the club with his friends almost immediately. Gallagher was in so much pain the next morning that he went to the hospital, which is where doctors diagnosed him with a ruptured bladder. He needed surgery to repair the bladder problem. According to Murray, Gallagher suffered nerve damage in his hip and back from the incident.

The club has been accused of negligence in the lawsuit, which is asking for $50,000 in pain, medical costs, mental anguish and humiliation. This is not the first lawsuit filed against the club over the past couple of years. Other lawsuits against the club include bouncers beating customers, too much alcohol being served, an injury from a slip-and-fall and advertisements for the club featuring a woman’s photographs. In November of 2011, a manager and seven dancers were arrested by police on prostitution charges.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney


Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now


Litigation Associate

USA-CA-San Francisco

Requirements Candidates should have two to five years of litigation and arbitration experience.&#...

Apply now



Growing law firm in need of a real estate paralegal. Ideal candidate will be organized, responsible,...

Apply now

Creditor's Rights / Collection Attorney


Bannockburn, IL-based Regional Debt Collection Law Firm seeks consumer collection attorney with 1-4 ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Immigration


Entry-level associate with some experience in immigration law. Duties will include court appearances...

Apply now


To Top