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#16 elfkin

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:11 PM

My first reaction was very much what Karen said, I am so afraid that this will cause companies not to provide gluten-free lists, or not to produce gluten-free food. :(
I hope that it doesn't turn out that way! Maybe we should all write our favorite companies with glowing letters of appreciation for their support! Honey vs. vinegar!
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#17 debmidge

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:21 PM

She'll probably win the lawsuit because food outlets and manufacturers have strict liability on their products. This means that the Plaintiff needs less proof than a regular lawsuit would need to prove their case. Food is a tricky issue in court. Additionally, they'll probably just give her money to get rid of the case. So one way or another she'll win.

I am in agreement that a lawsuit could send the food industry a message which would harm celiacs cause. It's unfortunate that this had to happen.
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#18 VydorScope

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:59 PM

What if we all contacted McDondlas laywers and offer to join thier side?
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 05:08 PM

You know what the dumb thing about this lawsuit, well, one of the dumb things, is that McDonald's food is CRAP!

You can't get an ulcer from an isolated incident with a kid size fry...

So she's suing because she repeatedly fed her sickly child with fast food french fries? Dum-bass.

Maybe her health insurance should sue her for making her child sick :angry:
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 05:55 PM

I love McDonald's fries (as a treat, not every day!). I'm wondering if what they said about "cooking the gluten out" is true, like with vinegar. Should be interesting. I'm tired of giving up the few delicious things in life I have left to hold on to. They are so far and few in between, and it seems like they are slowly disappearing.

It's time people start taking responsibility for their choices and stop blaming others. There are so many ways to accidentally get gluten, and those parents had to know that fast food fries were a risk.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:49 PM

So she's suing because she repeatedly fed her sickly child with fast food french fries? Dum-bass.


While I think what Mcdonald's did was TOTALLY unacceptable- I agree with you on this one. This will cause more harm than good. It's one thing to sue a company for not being truthful about its ingredients but QUITE ANOTHER to claim that it caused a disease. It's like the suit where the people sued because fast food made the obese- you have a CHOICE where you eat. I understand that it's a treat for children and I am angry about this; however, the wording on this is ALL wrong. I hope this doesn't cause more harm than good. Ugh!
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 07:35 PM

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

"claiming its French fries caused their 5-year-old daughter to suffer epileptic seizures, ulcers and the autoimmune intestinal disorder Celiac disease."

Utterly brainless and completely without basis.

Their child was suffering for two years and they let her keep eating at a place like McDonald's? The parents should be arrested for child neglect.

Obviously some lawyers just looking for cash.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 07:52 PM

Ugh- what a mess! It had potential to be a positive (well, sort of) publicity, but this is NOT the kind of lawsuit that will further anyone's cause. And Richard, you're right- if your child had such serious health problems why would you feed them at Mcd's? it's one thing for an adult to make that choice for themselves, but quite another for a child. :angry:
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#24 VydorScope

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:08 PM

Ugh- what a mess! It had potential to be a positive (well, sort of) publicity, but this is NOT the kind of lawsuit that will further anyone's cause. And Richard, you're right- if your child had such serious health problems why would you feed them at Mcd's? it's one thing for an adult to make that choice for themselves, but quite another for a child. :angry:



EXACTLY. My son for example always reacted to McDonalds fries, and get this BEFORE WE EVER HEARD OF celiac disease we stopped letting have any of thier fries at all. He has not had them since. Bah, do not get me started on my ppl need to take personal responibilty speach, I'd prbly get ban'd! :angry:
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#25 tiredofdoctors!!!

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:30 PM

Just FYI: The woman who sued McD's for the hot coffee: her daughter had POA and filed the suit "on her mother's behalf . . . . ." Does that sound familiar?
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:56 PM

What's POA? :huh:

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#27 VydorScope

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:58 PM

What's POA? :huh:

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Means you can sign legal docs and etc as if you were that person.
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 09:00 PM

People seem to depend on fast food way too much. What happened to cooking at home?
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:53 AM

I so agree with all the posts that this lawsuit is very bad for the celiac community. It's hard enough to get a company (restaurant or food manufacturer) to say that a product is safe to eat. Even companies that sell specialty gluten-free foods and ingredients have warning labels! How can we ever be certain if what we've eaten is gluten-free if our symptoms are subtle? I wouldn't mind not eating out, except it is very convenient being on the go with kids, and it is a yummy change of pace.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:21 AM

Bah, do not get me started on my ppl need to take personal responibilty speach, I'd prbly get ban'd! :angry:



I would probably get banned for joining you, Vincent. It is my pet peeve, the one I am most vocal about: People have to take responsibility for themselves and their children! That includes, but is not limited to, what you feed them when you know they have food problems!
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