Diabetic Woman Files Suit Against Dunkin’ Donuts for Serving Her Coffee With Sugar by Mistake

Diabetic Woman Files Suit Against Dunkin’ Donuts for Serving Her Coffee With Sugar by Mistake

On behalf of Jeff Antin of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law posted in Premises Liability on Friday, September 7, 2012.

Remember that case where a woman sued McDonald after she was severely burned when the coffee she had just purchased at a McDonald’s drive-through spilled on her and she suffered serious burns to her thighs, buttocks and groin and was awarded $2.86 Million by a jury?

Of course, the public wasn’t aware of the severity of her burns or the fact or that over a 10 year period, more than 700 people had been burned by McDonald’s coffee and that it was generally served at 180-190ºF even though its own employee testified that serving it at 130ºF would have been much safer or that the judge in the case reduced the verdict to $640,000.

Well, now a Philadelphia woman is suing a Dunkin’ Donuts after she claims an employee mistakenly put sugar into her coffee instead of artificial sweetener. Of course, this would not be a problem for most people but because the woman is a diabetic, she suffered serious injury, damage and harm when she went into diabetic shock after drinking half the cup not realizing the mistake until becoming dizzy, disoriented, and light-headed.

The woman has filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Donuts for their liability in this case hoping to receive a personal injury settlement to compensate her for everything she has had to go to.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of premises liability, look to find a lawyer who can help you with your case.

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