Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DOH Report: Man Sues Restaurant for Getting Hit by Dinner Roll

Missouri may soon have its own version of the infamous Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants hot-coffee lawsuit.
Lambert's Cafe, the Sikeston-based restaurant chain proudly known as the "Home of Throwed Rolls," featuring servers who lob dinner rolls across the dining hall to guests, is being sued for a roll-related injury.
The suit was filed yesterday against the Sikeston restaurant by the Meehan Law Firm in St. Louis on behalf of a guy named Troy Tucker. Tucker claims he "sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged" after being hit by a roll during a September 2014 visit.
The practice of throwing rolls is deemed a "defective condition" of Lambert's, and the suit claims that the restaurant knew (or should have known) about the danger of this practice.
Tucker now seeks an award of at least $25,000 to pay for his medical bills and legal fees. The restaurant's "carelessness and negligence" has already caused expenses totaling $10,000, the suit alleges, and who knows what future medical costs may emerge from the assault of the freshly baked bread.
SOURCE: Riverfront Times