Man Gets $650,000 After Eye Injury During Lap Dance

Man's eye was injured after stripper accidentally kicked him with her high heels

By Todd Wright
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 3:25 PM EDT
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Man Gets $650,000 After Eye Injury During Lap Dance

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A South Florida man may have a few more dollars to toss around at strippers after he won $650,000 in a settlement for injuries he suffered during a lap dance.

In 2008, Michael Ireland was poked in the eye by a stripper's spiked high heel when he got a little too close during a performance at the Cheetah Club near West Palm Beach.

The shoe of a stripper named "Suki" punctured his eye socket and broke bones around his eye and nose and the man has permanent double vision, his attorneys claimed.

Some would say that's not such a problem in the strip club.

The strip club decided to settle out of court Thursday instead of going through with the lawsuit and possibly paying more in damages.

"When this case was first filed, many people criticized it simply because it occurred at a strip club," said Lake Lytal, Ireland's attorney. "But we feel the $650,000 settlement goes to show that this was a serious case with serious injuries."

Lap dances for everyone! Or not.

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