Burn Injury Lawsuit Seeks $600K for Bartender Injured in Everclear Fire

October 17, 2014

A recently filed burn injury lawsuit is seeking $688,000 for a bartender who was severely burned after a candle ignited Everclear and started a fire on the bar countertop. According to the details of this complaint, the injured 30-year-old man (i.e., the plaintiff) is alleging that the bar owners were negligent in choosing to prominently display vases of flammable Everclear on the bar top right next to lit candles.

This case, which was filed in the Multnomah County Circuit Court, specifically names the two owners of the Bluehour bar in the Northwest Pearl District (where the burn injuries occurred) as defendants.

Details of the Burn Injury Lawsuit…

A recently filed burn injury lawsuit is seeking $688,000 for a bartender who was severely burned after a candle ignited Everclear and started a fire on the bar countertop.

A recently filed burn injury lawsuit is seeking $688,000 for a bartender who was severely burned after a candle ignited Everclear and started a fire on the bar countertop.

As court documents for this case explain, the plaintiff was working at Bluehour bar in April 2013 when he accidentally cracked one of two vases filled with purple-tinted Everclear. These vases were sitting on top of the bar near some lit candles.

Everclear reportedly leaked out of the cracked vase, coming into contact with the open flame and immediately igniting the bar top – and the plaintiff. The plaintiff ended up being covered in ignited Everclear, causing him to reportedly suffer burn injuries over much of his body, including his torso, legs, arms and hands.

The specific negligence alleged in this case centers on allegations that the bar owners:

  • Put liquid known to be extremely flammable in containers that could be easily broken
  • Placed these containers filled with Everclear in close proximity to an ignition source (i.e., the lit candles)
  • Failed to heed the warnings about Everclear’s flammability (which are clearly printed on the bottles’ labels).

As compensation for this burn injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is requesting:

  • $42,000 to cover the medical bills he’s accumulated to date to treat his burn injuries
  • $46,000 to compensate him for losing one year of wages due to his severe burns
  • $600,000 for the pain, irreversible injuries and disfigurement, and permanent impacts to his quality of life due to the severe burns he is now living with.

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