It seems like every other day someone sues a fast food chain after being scalded by too-hot coffee. But a woman in Philadelphia is trying to break that trend by suing Dunkin’ Donuts for brewing up some java that too sweet.
The plaintiff claims that on June 15, 2009 (yes, nearly two full years ago), she ordered a coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts and asked for artificial sweetener. She alleges that she received a cup of joe with actual sugar instead and suffered dire consequences.
From the Philadelphia Daily News:
After downing the drink… she suffered light-headedness, dizziness, numbness of the extremities and a diabetic shock that resulted in an emergency trip to the hospital, court papers say. As a result, she had to increase her diabetic medication and “sustained a loss of life’s enjoyment” due to Dunkin’ Donuts’ “defective product.”
A legal liaison for the chain wouldn’t comment to the Daily News about the specific suit but did say, “we encounter thousands and thousands of customers on a daily basis. We don’t provide a customer with anything they don’t request. If they request a medium coffee, they will get a medium coffee. If you fail to request a sugar substitute, we can’t read your mind. We sell doughnuts, not crystal balls.”
Woman sues Dunkin’ Donuts for sugar mistake [Philly.com]