Florida Nightclub Reaches $5M Settlement with Patron Attacked by Bouncer

Attorneys say a young man who was attacked by a bouncer at a South Beach nightclub has received a $5 million settlement.

The lawyers representing 22-year-old Youness Adlan announced the settlement August 26. The Miami Herald reports that it is the maximum amount covered by the club’s insurance.

Adlan had been a business student at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island when he came to South Florida to celebrate the New Year. A lawsuit claimed Adlan was outside Cameo nightclub in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2015 when bouncer Cody Quaife punched Adlan in the face. Adlan was in a coma for three months and remains unable to care for himself.

The club was owned by the Opium Group, but it was sold in March. A call by The Associated Press seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

Court records show Quaife awaits trial on a felony battery charge.