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
A customer is suing Dunkin' Donuts after she went into diabetic shock from drinking coffee she believed to be artificially sweetened.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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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Jun 4, 2011 12:54 PM CDT
If she' so diabetic why is she at Dunkin Donuts? She just wants money she won't earn. This is becoming ridiculous! Slimeball lawyers everywhere! Who's going to ultimately pay? WE ARE!
Jun 4, 2011 7:42 AM CDT
I'm glad to see she is suing and i hope she wins big money. What the title of this article leaves out is that she could have been killed because of the screw up. If you can't sue in a case like that when can you sue. Best of luck to her.
Jun 3, 2011 11:07 PM CDT
Dunkin' Donuts fixes your coffee to order? I haven't been to a restaurant, fast food or otherwise, or coffee house in the past 10 years that did that. Most give you the condiments separately or they are available with similar items at a counter set up for that purpose or they're on the table for your convenience.