In November 2009, Portland real estate developer Thorndike "Dike" Dame got shot in the head by a robber while fishing on Lake Huites in Mexico.
Dame suffered horrible injuries and is seeking nearly $5 million, according to a lawsuit his attorney filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the company Dame paid for his fishing trip in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Those injuries included "fractures and bone loss of the jaw," "partial severing of his tongue," "loss of multiple teeth," and a "neck infection which required surgical treatment."
Dame's attorney, Elden Rosenthal, is seeking general compensatory damages of $4 million for his client from Trophy Bass Lodge Inc., and DMF, Inc. and its owner David Fields. The lawsuit filed Feb. 3 by Rosenthal, who is well-known for his civil rights work, also seeks current and future medical expenses of $800,000 for Dame.
Contacted this morning, Fields say he knew Dame had been shot but was unaware of the lawsuit.
"Wow," Fields said when told of the lawsuit details. "That's the first I've heard of it."