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.