Woman sues McDonald's on french fries

Full story: Chicago Tribune

The news last week that McDonald's french fries contain wheat and milk ingredients has resulted in a lawsuit filed Friday against the Oak Brook-based company.

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jane nemmers

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I would like the name of a good lawyer to also sue McDonalds for fries containing wheat. My daughter and I trusted McDonalds, my daughter has celiac disease, and I bought her french fries many of times, we trusted them.
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jane nemmers wrote:
I would like the name of a good lawyer to also sue McDonalds for fries containing wheat. My daughter and I trusted McDonalds, my daughter has celiac disease, and I bought her french fries many of times, we trusted them.
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How was your daughter injured?
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Next they'll be complaining that they contain potato based products
Fatso

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Hi, I am fat, unemployed and on welfare, but I really want some free money so that I can go buy some cigarettes and lottery tickets. Can you find me a good lawyer so that I can sue McDonalds?
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Fatso wrote:
Hi, I am fat, unemployed and on welfare, but I really want some free money so that I can go buy some cigarettes and lottery tickets. Can you find me a good lawyer so that I can sue McDonalds?
Do you want fries with that?
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I want to sue my job for making me have to go to work.
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I'm glad some of you think this is funny. However, to those of us who have Celiac disease, being able to trust ingredient labels/disclosure is essential to our daily and long term health. Maybe you want to kill yourself with lung cancer by smoking cigarettes, but I do not want to kill myself with colon cancer by eating wheat. Honest mistakes happen, but misleading consumers is worthy of a lawsuit.
Bill Lemery

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Big Deal wrote:
How was your daughter injured?
She is not my daugther but you would have to understand Celiac to know..Our son went undetected for over two years after going to many specialist and a variety of doctors...It starves the brain of nutrients and slowly inhibits your ability to function.
CeliacMom

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Feb 20, 2006
 
Well, Fatso, when your Fat is the distended abdomen due to malnurition - when you're eating everything you want and NOTHING is absorbed, when you are literally starving to death, then maybe, just maybe, you'll understand.
Fatso wrote:
Hi, I am fat, unemployed and on welfare, but I really want some free money so that I can go buy some cigarettes and lottery tickets. Can you find me a good lawyer so that I can sue McDonalds?
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Feb 20, 2006
 
And when you have to use more of your welfare check for the special food required ($4-$5 for a loaf of gluten-free bread, 3-4 dollars for a small box of cookies), well, maybe you'll be moved to get off your fat ... and get JOB and take responsibility for yourself instead of mooching my tax dollars.
Fatso wrote:
Hi, I am fat, unemployed and on welfare, but I really want some free money so that I can go buy some cigarettes and lottery tickets. Can you find me a good lawyer so that I can sue McDonalds?
Another Celiac Mom

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To those who don't understand the severity of Celiac Disease, shame on you for attacking those of us who do. My five year old daughter has Celiac, and when she eats anything with even a trace of gluten in it, her joints swell to three times their normal size, she can't walk, eat, or sleep because she is in excruciating pain. We've spent well over $100,000 in medical expenses in the last two years because companies like McDonald's state that their products are gluten-free, when they full well know that they are not.
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I am glad that there are a few of us that understand the severity of celiac. I am a 23 year old with Osteoporosis becasue for 20 years of my life I was starving to death, getting no nutirents. I trusted McDonalds and spread the word to my celeic friends because I thought that I could trust such a large corperation. So many people go most of there lives not knowing what is wrong with them. Thank God that doctors are figuring this thing out and are able to diagnose small children so they do not have to live 20 years like I did. That does not make it any easier but we will get this all figured out and as long as those that know about celieac and/or have it work to spread the word, we can win this battle and not be scared every time that we eat.
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Bama24 wrote:
I want to sue my job for making me have to go to work.
You're a jerk. If your intestines were being destoyed by wheat products maybe you wouldn't think it was so funny.
Mc Donalds ADVERTISED that their french fries were gluten free. That's why I ate them. They lied. I got sick.
Get a job, crud ball.
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Maybe you could all live in a bubble and eat your gluten-free selves. Interesting the the Celiac Sprue Society is backing McDonalds since the disclosure laws don't apply to restaurants.
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Maybe McDonalds didn't break the law. But morally they were very, very wrong. This disease affects 1 out 200 people and has serious medical consquencies. Celiac disease is in a totally different league than food most allergies, weight problems, etc. The average Joe has no idea what celiac disease is. Obviously, Fatso isn't quite as smart as the average Joe.
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http://www.csaceliacs.org/ Read this and please explain your logic.
Fatso

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http://www.celiacawareness.org/Hidden/48/vobI...

You are shooting yourselves in the foot. I can promise you that restaurants will no longer be proactive in providing information to patients with celiac if a class action lawsuit is brought against McDonald's.
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Feb 20, 2006
 
As the mother of two autistic sons, I am angry to learn of the McDonald's french fry suits. My sons are on extremely restricted diets to help control their autism symptoms. It's not much fun for a six-year-old to not be able to eat all the fun foods his peers enjoy like pizza, ice cream and cookies, or even a slice of bread for pete's sake! And like the parents of Celiac children I'm sure, it is no picnic for us, the parents to make such a diet stick. So McDonald's fries have been a real treat for our kids. We believed them when they said the fries were gluten free and dairy free. Little did we know they were undermining all our hard work, and jeapardizing the health of our children. This is a stinking shame.
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Dear Another Mom:

You are another poor victim of misinformation. There is NO GLUTEN in the milk or grain derivatives involved in cooking McDonald's french fries. Educate yourself and be INFORMED. Read the press release. NO GLUTEN, but derived from wheat and milk products.

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