Family of woman injured in St. Patrick's Day balcony incident files lawsuit, seeks $25,000

Family of woman injured in St. Patrick's Day balcony incident files lawsuit, seeks $25,000

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A lawsuit has been filed against the bar where a 20-year-old woman fell off a balcony on St. Patrick's Day.

The family of Megan Keefe is suing the owners of Spirits Bar & Warehouse Entertainment Group and owners. The lawsuit states that the establishment knew their were hazardous conditions and failed to fix them. The suit says that Keefe was only at the bar a short time, and stood next to the railing when it suddenly gave way, causing her to fall.

Keefe hit her head on a granite counter, causing a large piece to break off, and she sustained a head injury. Her family says the injury is "permanent and debilitating."

They also said a bar employee negligently moved Keefe's head and neck and moved her outside, worsening her condition.

Her injuries include a brain bleed, lacerations to the skull, a skull fracture, blood clot, a fractured left eye socket, and fractured vertebrae. Part of her skull also had to be removed to reduce pressure.

The family is seeking $25,000.

Here are a couple additional excerpts from the lawsuit:

"Her injuries constitute permanent and substantial physical deformities and/or permanent physical functional injuries that permanently prevent her from being able to independently care for herself and/or to perform life-sustaining activities..."

Spirits is located in downtown Cleveland's Warehouse District.

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