REALLY! - You Can't Make This Stuff Up


ONE BISCUIT...HOLD THE BLOODY BANDAGE - Arden Carte, 58 of Pinch, West Virginia has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's claiming he found a bloody adhesive bandage in a breakfast biscuit.

The suit was filed August 2 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Carte and his wife, Donna, are seeking an undisclosed amount in compensatory damages for injuries, court costs and interest.

Carte says he suffered a severe allergic reaction to the bandage's latex. He says the incident has caused him great physical and mental anguish, since the incident occurred August 5, 2005.

The lawsuit claims Carte began eating the biscuit, when he felt something foreign in his mouth. He says his mouth went numb and his tongue started to swell. Upon inspection he alleges he found the bloody bandage in the biscuit.

Carte is allergic to latex, and says he went into anaphylactic shock and had his wife take him to the hospital. He also claims no one working at McDonald's sought appropriate medical assistance for him.

Although Carte spent only four hours in the hospital, he says his quality of life has changed.

He says his reaction to the latex has heightened his sensitivity to allergens and weakened his immune system.

TWO BURGERS...HOLD THE CHEESE - Jeromy Jackson, his mother Trela Jackson and his friend Andrew Ellifritz are seeking $10 million from McDonald's after cheese was added to Jeromy's sandwich.

On October 30, 2005, Jeromy Jackson claims he ordered two "Quarter Pounders" without cheese, at the Star City McDonald's, emphasizing he was allergic to cheese.

The suit says Jackson bit into one of his sandwiches and immediately began to have a severe allergic reaction. He was rushed to United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

The suit claims, Mr. Jackson was only moments from death or serious injury when he arrived at the hospital.

The suit says, Jeromy Jackson suffered injuries to his body and mind and has incurred medical expenses. Jackson, his mother and friend claim to have suffered mental anguish, pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life, because they risked their lives rushing Jeromy to United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

McDonald's Corporation, the McDonald's Restaurants of West Virginia, Golden Arch Inc., McDonald's of Star City West Virginia, two Jane Does and two John Does are named in the suit.