Unreal (emphasis added):
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.
Jeromy Jackson, who is in his early 20s, says he clearly ordered two Quarter Pounders without cheese at the McDonald’s restaurant in Star City before heading to Clarksburg.
His mother Trela Jackson and friend Andrew Ellifritz are parties to the lawsuit because they say they risked their lives rushing Jeromy to United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
The lawsuit alleges Jeromy “was only moments from death” or serious injury by the time he reached the hospital.
“We’re interested in seeing McDonald’s take responsibility and change a systemic quality control problem that endangers the lives of up to 12 million Americans with allergies,” said Timothy Houston, the Morgantown lawyer representing the plaintiffs.
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.
So let me get this straight. “Jeremy” took “at least five independent steps” to ensure the burger had no cheese on it. But what step did he not take?
He didn’t look at the damn hamburger!
When I go through the drive thru at any fast food place, and order a burger or chicken sandwich without something, I always check it before I drive off. If this chap were that concerned about cheese not being on that Quarter Pounder, he’d have looked at the bleeping thing first, especially seeing that he was ‘concerned enough’ to remind McDonald’s “at least five times” that they needed to leave the cheese off.
McD’s even offered to pay for the medical costs. That wasn’t good enough. Here’s what they’re suing for:
The lawsuit seeks damages on two counts of negligence, one count of intentional infliction of emotional distress and one count of punitive damages.
Intentinal inflicition? These people are trying to pull a scam. I hope the judge reads them the riot act.