McDonald’s non-suited from woman’s claim that eggs caused sickness

By David Yates | Sep 10, 2012

McDonald’s has been non-suited from a claim brought by Lillie Thomas, who alleged that “foreign matter” in her meal made her ill.

As previously reported, Thomas filed suit against R.E.E. Inc., doing business as McDonald’s, on Dec. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that McDonald’s answered the suit on Feb. 16, denying Thomas’ allegations and asserting that her alleged injuries were due to her own negligence.

A few months later, Thomas filed a notice of non-suit, stating that she no longer desires to prosecute her claim against the defendant.

The suit alleged that on Dec. 15, 2009, Thomas went to the McDonald’s on Phelan Boulevard in Beaumont for breakfast.

“Part of her meal incorporated eggs,” the suit states. “Due to the negligent preparation of the meal by defendant, some foreign matter was in the meal, which plaintiff aspirated. As a result, plaintiff suffered injuries that required medical attention.”

The suit did not speculate on what the foreign matter might be.

Thomas was suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Ryan Scott represented her.

Houston attorney Willie Daw III of Daw & Ray represented McDonald’s.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, was assigned to the case.

Case No. B191-447

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