Diabetic Sues Dunkin' Donuts: Coffee Too Sweet - Opposing Views

Diabetic Sues Dunkin' Donuts: Coffee Too Sweet


A diabetic woman who drank a coffee from Dunkin' Donuts with sugar in it is now suing the donut chain, claiming that one cup of joe has made her condition worse.

According to a lawsuit filed last week in Philadelphia, Danielle Jordan said she ordered the coffee at a store in downtown Philly in June 2009 and sipped it while she was on her way to a mall.

"She didn't drink it all, but she drank more than half of it," her lawyer Kenneth Rodgers said.

At the mall, she became dizzy, disoriented and light-headed. A security guard noticed her distress and called for help. She had to be hospitalized for diabetic shock.

Jordan now claims her diabetic symptoms have gotten worse since the incident, and she's had to increase her medications.

The lawsuit claims the coffee has deprived Jordan of "her usual customary duties, activities, avocations and occupations" to her "great financial detriment and loss."

The suit said that the policy of putting sugar in a drink outside of a customer's presence constitutes negligence on the part of Dunkin' Donuts. Jordan is seeking unspecified damages.

A legal liaison for the company told the Philadelphia Daily News that she couldn't comment directly on the case. But she said customers receive only what they order.

"If they request a medium coffee, they will get a medium coffee," Leshia Evans said. "If you fail to request a sugar substitute, we can't read your mind. We sell doughnuts, not crystal balls."


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