Attack of the killer potato pancakes

Categories: Business
On April 4, 2001, Vernon Hiltner was dining at a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in Coon Rapids and ordered the potato pancakes. According to a civil complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court this week, the meal did not go down well. From the lawsuit:

That as Plaintiff was eating his potato pancakes he suffered an injury in and about his mouth and throat and suddenly blood began to stream down from Plaintiff's mouth and face onto his plate collecting in a puddle of blood, all caused by a foreign object contained in the potato pancakes, and said cut was not caused by any other instrument or thing; that for a prolonged time thereafter, Plaintiff continued to bleed from the mouth and throat, and had an incident of rectal bleeding several months thereafter.

Hiltner's attorney, Mitchell Hadler, claims that the case has already been settled. He declines, however, to provide any details of the settlement. Vivian Brooks, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, declines to comment on the lawsuit.

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