A diner is suing a restaurant, alleging negligence in the way it handled an accident after she was injured by hitting her head.
Barbara Davis filed a lawsuit July 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against Toast Inc. and Prairie Moon Restaurant.
According to the complaint, on May 21, Davis, 63, was at the defendants' restaurant in Evanston when, at 8 p.m., she was walking by the kitchen door and hit her head on a wooden bench and fell to the ground. Her head was heavily bleeding, the lawsuit states, and "despite having been informed of the accident, [the] defendant's manager did not come over to inquire as to plaintiff's condition, nor offer to treat plaintiff or to call for help or call for an ambulance."
Instead, the lawsuit states, Davis' niece, a registered nurse, "directed other patrons to get ice and towels, and held the ice and towels against plaintiff's head to lessen the bleeding." When the manager did come over, he allegedly asked Davis' husband for them to leave via the back door.
The suit says the plaintiff sustained a cut that required six stitches, three broken fingers, other head injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, inability to perform her work or drive a car, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
Davis seeks damages of more than $30,000, plus costs. She is is represented by attorney Brian A. Burak of Long Grove.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007020.