Woman claims PTSD after biting into metal blade at Luby's

David Yates Dec. 21, 2010, 7:34am

Luby's on Interstate 10 in Beaumont

Travis County resident Linda Bives claims she now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after biting into a metal blade while dining at a Beaumont Luby's.

Bives filed suit against the restaurant chain Dec. 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her petition, Bives was eating a meal at the Luby's off of Interstate 10 "when she suddenly and unexpectedly bit into a metal blade (hidden) in her food."

"Apparently, the metal piece had dislodged from one of the machines used by Luby's to prepare food," the suit states.

"An employee who apologized for the 'dangerous condition' immediately assisted Bives and took possession of the metal blade. Bives was horrified and sought medical treatment for both physical and mental injuries and has been diagnosed with PTSD."

In her suit, Bives alleges Luby's negligently failed to inspect its premises for dangerous conditions posing hazards to customers.

She is suing for her past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

Bives is represented by Houston attorney Fred Willumsen.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. A188-993

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