And the hits just keep on comin’ . . .
Per this story from the West Virginia Record, a Mr. Jason Lycans of Putnam County is suing McDonalds after he bought an iced mocha and allegedly found “part of a fingernail” in his drink. Alas, no other details were given in the story about the characteristics of the horrific contaminant.
Mr. Lycans, to no one’s surprise, apparently cannot present any proof that he actually contracted any disease from the item. Instead, he asserts that he is entitled to (presumably hefty) compensation for “medical testing”, emotional distress, and the lost ability to enjoy an iced mocha.
Of course, in many ways the real story here is not that someone is willing to bring lawsuit against a deep-pocketed company (and its franchisees) with flimsy proof and, even if the incident did actually occur, having suffered no real harm; everybody knows that there are many such greedy dirtbags walking around. The real story is which member of our glorious West Virginia Bar was willing to sign their name to such a suit. According to the Record, one Bree Whipp Ogle, Esq. of Atkins Law Offices is representing the now mocha-less victim.