Associated Press - December 18, 2009 8:55 AM ET
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis attorney bit off part of a man's nose during a fight in a restaurant bathroom.
A lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers claims attorney Mark Lambert attacked him last June after Herbers asked two men in a bathroom stall to get out so that he could use it.
The suit states that Lambert was at a urinal and had been carrying on a conversation with the men in the stall. Herbers claims Lambert pushed and grabbed him and bit off and swallowed part of his nose.
Lambert told WMC-TV he did bite off part of Herbers' nose, but spit it out. He claims he acted in self defense after Herbers assaulted him.
The police report says Herbers entire left nostril was missing. Herbers claims he suffered permanent disfigurement and will need plastic surgery and possibly a prosthetic nose.
Herbers is asking for $5 million in damages.
Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
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