Woman Sues Dunkin' Donuts for Putting Sugar in Coffee

Danielle Jordan claims it sent her into diabetic shock
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2011 12:07 PM CDT
Woman Sues Dunkin' Donuts for Adding Wrong Sugar to Her Coffee
A customer is suing Dunkin' Donuts after she went into diabetic shock from drinking coffee she believed to be artificially sweetened.   (Getty Images)

A Philadelphia woman is suing Dunkin' Donuts, saying a worker mistakenly put sugar in her coffee that ultimately caused her to go into diabetic shock. Danielle Jordan's lawsuit claims she asked for artificial sweetener to be added to her coffee during a June 2009 visit. After she downed the drink (that's right, downed), Jordan says she became dizzy, light-headed, and ended up making an emergency trip to the hospital.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. One legal liaison for the company told the Philadelphia Daily News she couldn't comment on the case, but then continued with this fairly hilarious explanation: "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." (And speaking of totally crazy lawsuits...)

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