Statement of Attorney Paul R. D'Amato Regarding McCormick & Schmick Response to Negligence Lawsuit

Dec 16, 2015, 18:26 ET from The D'Amato Law Firm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul R. D'Amato, Esq., who represents retired Ocean City, NJ police Lt. Richard Washart, issued the following in response to published reports attributed to McCormick & Schmick regarding assertions in a negligence lawsuit that it failed to protect Mr. Washart from serious injury resulting from drinking a draft beer – containing a caustic beer-line cleaning solution – while a customer at the Atlantic City restaurant in in 2012.

The Washart family is justifiably appalled that McCormick & Schmick would label our complaint frivolous and claim there is not a 'shred of evidence proving M&S did anything wrong". There is not a shred of evidence, but a mountain of evidence to support the claims. How else does it explain the fact that Mr. Washart was hospitalized for seven days starting within just a few hours after drinking the tainted beer, and now requires a lifetime of treatment for his injuries? And how else does the restaurant explain the graphic diagnostic images and detailed medical reports that categorically concluded that approximately 25% of Mr. Washart's stomach was destroyed – almost immediately - by the toxic brew poured from the restaurant's tap system and served to him by its employee? Sadly, it now seems intent on re-victimizing Mr. Washart and his family and attacking their legal representatives.



SOURCE The D'Amato Law Firm