6:30 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
LANSDALE, Penn -- A man is suing a strip club claiming a pole dancer injured him so severely than he required surgery.
Patrick Gallagher claims he and his friends went to the Philadelphia-area Penthouse Club for his bachelor party back in 2010.
His bachelors package included a special performance from a stripper.
During the dance, Gallagher was laying on the stage when the stripper slid down a pole with such force that she ruptured his bladder upon landing, according to the lawsuit.
The next morning Gallagher went to the hospital where he was told he had suffered internal bleeding and underwent surgery, the lawsuit said.
Gallagher also says he suffered nerve damage to his back and hip.
He is now seeking $50,000 for medical costs, pain, humiliation and mental anguish.
The Penthouse Club said it had no comment.