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Jurors weigh case of New Jersey man burned by caustic beer

AP  |  Atlantic City (US) 

The case of a New Jersey man who sustained severe burns to his esophagus and stomach after he was served a beer tainted with caustic chemicals at an Atlantic City casino restaurant is in the hands of a jury.

Richard Washart, of Seaville, is suing McCormick & Schmick's, a restaurant at Harrah's casino, along with Kramer Beverage Co, which cleans the beer lines there.

The casino is not a defendant.

Washart says he took a swig of beer on November 6, 2012, and immediately felt pain from his mouth to his sternum.

He ran to the bathroom and began vomiting blood.

A doctor told Washart he never saw anyone survive such burns.

The restaurant blames the cleaning company, which denies it was at the casino when the incident happened.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 01:02 IST