Doctor Attacked on Mag Mile Files Lawsuit

Dr. Mir Shah stabbed in the neck after attending Mag Mile Lights Festival

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    One day after a 67-year-old man was stabbed on Michigan Avenue, people walk the street as more information about the incident is released. Emily Florez reports for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (Published Sunday, Nov 18, 2012)

    The doctor who was attacked inside a Magnificent Mile bathroom last November has reportedly filed a lawsuit against his accused attacker, the restaurant where he dined and the hotel that houses it.

    Dr. Mir Shah, a 67-year-old radiation oncologist, was seriously injured Nov. 17 when he was attacked inside a bathroom of The Grill, which is inside the Westin Hotel.

    Shah's family said they had just been seated for dinner when he excused himself to use the restroom. Police said that's when the man accused in the attack, 56-year-old Jimmy Harris, tried to steal the doctor's wallet.  She was stabbed in the neck.

    The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, according to the Chicago Tribune, alleges the hotel was negligent by allowing "unauthorized persons to gain access to their hotel, restaurant and restroom facilities" and failed to maintain proper security.

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    One day after a 67-year-old man was stabbed on Michigan Avenue, people walk the street as more information about the incident is released. Emily Florez reports for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (Published Sunday, Nov 18, 2012)

    Harris, who had been released on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections just 10 days before the incident, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint. He was ordered held without bond.