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Chick-fil-A restaurant sued after cherry caused woman a heart attack

By Mason White 5:45 PM December 4, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman claims that a cherry caused her to have a heart attack, according to court documents in Texas.

Now, Cyndi Scruggs is suing the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain and their cherry provider after a cherry pit broke her tooth, which led to her heart attack.

Scruggs of Plano, said that the incident unfolded after she bought a milkshake from the Chick-fil-A restaurant near McKinney.

The shake was topped with whipped cream and a cherry. When she bit into the cherry, Scruggs discovered that it still had its pit.

Two of her teeth broke, and a short time later, she developed a gum infection and sepsis. Scruggs later suffered a heart attack. At the time of the incident, the restaurant received cherries from Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Co. Inc. in New York.

The plaintiff is seeking compensation of between $200,000 and $1 million.