Parents Sue Hilton Hotel After Drunken Daughter Dies Sliding Down Banister
Mom And Dad Want $500,000
Megan Duskey drank too much at a party, tried to slide down a railing, and then fell four stories to her death. Now the 22-year-old's parents are suing the hotel, claiming it failed to prevent her from partying too hard.
James and Deborah Duskey claim that the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago was negligent in the death of their daughter during a Halloween-themed party in 2010.
Megan Duskey attended the ball with her girlfriends and about 2,000 other guests. But at around 10:30 pm, just half an hour after she got there, Duskey reportedly attempted to slide down the hotel's massive staircase and ended up plummeting four stories to her death.
Now Duskey's parents are suing the hotel, the party promoter and Hilton Worldwide for $500,000, saying ball-goers were allowed to "consume unlimited amounts of alcoholic beverages."
The suit claims the Hilton failed to provide proper protection and security for party-goers.
Duskey, an elementary school teacher in Chicago, was dressed as the superhero Silver Spectre when she fell to her death.