Saturday, August 11, 2007
Caution: Do Not Eat In Dark
Watch for that warning label, coming soon thanks to this lawsuit:
    A Morgantown man, his mother and his friend are suing McDonald's for $10 million.

    The man says he bit into a hamburger and had a severe allergic reaction to the cheese melted on it.
As a severely allergic man, he took every reasonable precaution to ensure his own safety:
    Jeromy did his part to make it known he didn't want cheese on the hamburgers because he is allergic, Houston said.

    He told a worker through the ordering speaker and then two workers face-to-face at the pay and pick-up windows that he couldn't eat cheese, Houston said.

    "By my count, he took at least five independent steps to make sure that thing had no cheese on it," Houston said. "And it did and almost cost him his life."

    After getting the food, the three drove to Clarksburg and started to eat the food in a darkened room where they were going to watch a movie, Houston said.

    Jeromy took one bite and started having the reaction, Houston said. One of the three immediately called the McDonald's to let restaurant employees know they had messed up the order, but had to cut the call short when Jeromy started having a bad reaction, Houston said.
That's right, he told people he was allergic but didn't take the precaution of actually checking his food. Afterwards, while he's reacting, his friends call the McDonalds.

Sounds like someone is digging for some free money here.

On the other hand, here's an encouraging sign from our health industry:
    The lawsuit alleges Jeromy "was only moments from death" or serious injury by the time he reached the hospital.

    . . . .
    McDonald's representatives offered to pay half of Jeromy's medical bills -- which totaled about $700. When Houston became involved, he said the company offered to pay all the medical costs.
The cost of saving someone only moments from death: $1400.

Good work, health care industry!

Yes - you should always trust your life to teenagers making your hamburger.....

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