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Family Of Woman Who Died Trying To Slide Down Palmer House Bannisters Sues Hotel

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 26, 2012 8:20PM

Megan Duskey
The family of a young woman who died while attending a Halloween party at the Palmer House Hilton in 2011 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel and the organizers of the party.

Megan Duskey, 23, of Crete attempted to slide down a banister on the mezzanine level of the hotel and instead fell four floors to the basement. She suffered head trauma and was declared dead on the scene. The lawsuit filed by James and Deborah Duskey blames the Palmer House, Hilton Worldwide, and event organizers Surreal Chicago and Adrenaline Y2K for allowing attendees at the Halloween-themed ball to consume unlimited amounts of alcohol and failing to provide adequate security for the event. They’re seeking over $500,000 in compensation for Megan’s death.

Surreal Chicago produces nightlife parties seven days a week at nightclubs across Chicago. Adrenaline Y2K, aka Global Adrenaline, says it's "the premiere nightlife promotional company in Chicago. Global Adrenaline hosts over 300 nightlife events per year at such Chicago hotspots as Y Bar, Enclave, Crescendo, Spy Bar, and Climax - with an annual attendance over 165,000."