You may have heard about this story last week. A couple has dinner at a Michigan Applebee's where their 15-year-old son was served alcohol instead of apple juice. The child's blood alcohol level was above the state's dunking driving limit. Now the family is suing for money and emotional distress.
According to the new story, there is a discrepancy over the boy's blood alcohol level. The police report taken at the restaurant said the level was .014, whereas at the hospital it was .10. The lawsuit claims the child would have been near death had he drunk much more.
The story also says, "He also suffered 'headaches, nausea' and other classic hangover symptoms 'for a period of days after the incident,' according to the suit."
While this is a horrible mix-up, I don't understand the need to sue for anything beyond medical expenses. (The true amount of the lawsuit has not been revealed.) Also, how do the parents know the child suffered from headaches and nausea as both those things do not show any outward symptoms and he is too young to have verbal expressed how he felt?
What is your opinion? Should the parents be suing Applebee's?