$8 million attributed to cleaning solution served by Barley client instead of beer

Henderson bar owned by Station Casinos sued over 2018 incident

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A jury awarded $8 million to a Henderson man who was served chemical cleaning fluids at Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company in Henderson in 2018.

Lon Enwright, 38, sued after suffering nerve and tissue damage after drinking chemicals used to clean beer taps and beverage supply lines. He thought he was drinking a sample of Honey Blonde Ale, offered by the bartender while Wright was watching a football game on December 18, 2018.

“Although Barley staff knew the lines were out of service for cleaning, the bartender offered the sample to Dr. Enwright, according to a press release from the law firm that represented Enwright, who is a teacher specializing in the Clark County.

Barleys is operated by Town Center Amusements, a wholly owned subsidiary of Station Casinos. Downtown Entertainment denied responsibility for Enwright’s injuries until four days before the trial, according to plaintiff’s attorneys. That left only the amount of the judgment for the jury to decide.

“Due to the defendant’s negligence, Dr. Enwright has and will continue to suffer and seek treatment for lifelong internal damage, a lifelong burning sensation in the tongue, loss of taste, ulcers in the ‘Esophagus and Permanent Damage to Body Tissue,’ According to a Statement by Law Firm Panish | Shea | Boylee | Ravipudi LLP. Co-counsel Andre M. Lagomarsino also represented Enwright.

The $8 million judgment, which the jury decided in two hours, is $3 million for past damages (physical and mental pain, suffering, emotional distress, anxiety, anguish, disability, trauma and loss of enjoyment of life) and $5 million for future damages. damage.

The verdict was filed Wednesday, March 18, in Clark County District Court.

The chemicals in the cleaning solution have been identified as potassium hydroxide and nonylphenol polyethylene glycol ether. Potassium hydroxide is a powerful alkali intended to liquefy organic materials.

When first responders arrived on the scene at Barley’s, they said the only way to help Enwright was to dilute the chemicals by giving him gallons of water to drink.

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