Philly Woman Sues Dunkin' for Too Sweet Brew

Woman says she went into diabetic shock because of sugary coffee

Friday, Jun 3, 2011  |  Updated 8:59 PM EDT
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Dunkin' Donuts is finding a Philadelphia woman's lawsuit over sugary coffee a little hard to swallow.

Danielle Jordan of the Crescentville section of the city is suing the doughnut chain claiming a mistaken order that added sugar to her coffee ultimately caused her to go into diabetic shock.

The lawsuit claims an employee added sugar to Jordan's coffee rather than artificial sweetener during a June 2009 visit. Jordan claims she downed the drink and experienced dizziness, light-headedness and ended up making an emergency trip to the hospital.

Dunkin Donuts responded to the alleged suit Friday afternoon in a statement by Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. spokesman Andrew Mastrangelo:

"At Dunkin’ Donuts the quality of our products and the safety of our guests are our foremost concerns. To our knowledge, Dunkin’ Donuts has not been named in Ms. Jordan’s lawsuit. Accordingly, we cannot make further comment. Previous news reports have incorrectly cited Leshia Evans as a corporate spokesperson. Ms. Evans represents our franchisee in Philadelphia, and is in no way affiliated with Dunkin’ Donuts corporate headquarters."

The suit seeks unspecified damages. A phone message left for Jordan's attorney was not immediately returned Friday.

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