Bronx woman sues Upper East Side Bar
In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate, a Bronx woman is suing an Upper East Side bar called the Stumble Inn after falling down a flight of stairs there back in October 2018. Diana Ortiz was heading down a flight of stairs — which she alleges was poorly lit — to use the bathroom, when she slipped and fell down about 10 steps, injuring her knee and back in the process.
Earlier this year, she had to undergo surgery for a herniated disc, which she alleges was a result of the tumble. Her lawyer told the Post that Ortiz has permanently damaged her spine. She’s now suing the bar for leaving the stairway in a “dangerous, defective, hazardous, unsafe, uneven, broken, worn, poorly maintained, dilapidated, inadequately illuminated and/or excessively slippery condition,” according to the lawsuit filed in the Bronx Supreme Court.
The Stumble Inn is a popular Upper East Side sports bar known for serving some of the cheapest beer in the neighborhood. The owners operate some of the city’s biggest get-drunk-till-you-pass-out spots including the East Village’s 13th Step and Upper West Side’s Gin Mill.
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