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Man Sues Puyallup Mexican Restaurant for Son’s Death

A local father filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Puyallup’s Mis Tres Amigos, claiming wrongful death after his son Patrick Lee, 22, hit his head during an after-hours party at the restaurant.

The father of a man who died after a party at Puyallup’s Mis Tres Amigos in 2010 has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant citing wrongful death, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

David Lee’s attorneys filed the suit this month and the damages have not been specified. Mis Tres Amigos is a locally-owned Mexican restaurant, with another location in Lakewood.

Lee’s son Patrick, 22, died after attending an after-hours party at the Puyallup location in Nov. 2010, hosted by the restaurant’s general manager, according to documents obtained by the TNT.

During that evening, Patrick became intoxicated on marijuana and alcohol, hit his head and was left in a booth. He was found unresponsive the next morning and the restaurant manager and a friend dropped the man off at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was eventually declared brain dead and removed off life support due to the head injury.

Lee’s attorney argues that the restaurant broke the law by over-serving the 22-year-old at an after-hours party and was negligent when they didn’t seek medical attention for the man.

Do you think the restaurant should be held responsible for this man's death? Tell us in the comments.

Danielle Chavez December 27, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Though I don't feel we have enough facts to judge based on the information in this article in general I would say yes. If someone is collapsed in a public place & that person is ignored the management would be negligent and liable for any negative outcome from ignoring their patron' s medical needs. . How sad!
Locked n Loaded December 27, 2012 at 05:02 PM
It's more like Mis Tres Pendejo's
Pugetsounder December 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM
No. The guy shouldn't of been drinking and smoking pot. You can't expect other people to be responsible for your poor decisions. You will see more of this with our new "legal" pot law. People will be driving high, get into an accident and sue the state because they didn't see the pot hole or some other stupid thing. Sometimes you don't get a second chance after making a stupid decision, sometimes you do. Are you willing to take the chance?
Lauren Padgett December 27, 2012 at 06:05 PM
If you want to read more about Patrick Lee and this story, the Tacoma News Tribune has been following it for the last few years. They have done more research into his background... here's the story http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/12/25/2414300/man-sues-puyallup-eatery-says.html
J. R. December 28, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Did the restaurant severe up the pot also? If the kid brought his own, than I'd say "tough luck".

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