Chick Fil-A Customer Sues Chain Over Milkshake She Claims Led To A Heart Attack

How can a milkshake lead to a heart attack? Not through the arteries in the long run, but by way of a maraschino cherry, according to one Chick Fil-A customer’s new lawsuit.

A woman who visited a Texas Chick Fil-A in May claims in a lawsuit filed in a State District Court in Dallas County that biting into an “improperly de-pitted” maraschino cherry that came on top of her milkshake, reports the Houston Chronicle.

She says biting the pit caused damage to two of her teeth, fracturing them below the gum line. An unspecified short time later, she developed gum infection and sepsis, followed by a heart attack that she claims is related to the tooth trouble. The teeth in question were recently removed.

She’s also suing the company that provided the cherries, a New York businesses, claiming that the company, “as a producer, supplier and distributor of maraschino cherries to restaurants or food establishments throughout the United States, including Texas, failed to use that degree of care that would be used by a marschino cherry de-pitting owner or company of ordinary prudence under the same or similar circumstances.

She’s seeking damages between $200,000 and $1 million.

Chick-Fil-A milkshake blamed for woman’s heart attack [Houston Chronicle]