Should I sue for bugs in “go cups” at restaurant?

Once again, the politicians who complain about frivolous lawsuits should see the ones lawyers screen out. Here’s a recent question and my response.

Q.  My friends and I recently ate at a restaurant and found numerous bugs in ALL of our to go cups. We had already drank from our cups and because a manager was not on duty, we simply notified the waitress and cook as well as took many pictures of the dead bugs floating in our cups. They did not charge us for our meal but should more be done to compensate us?


A.  So what were your damages? Lawsuits about this sort of thing just mess things up for people who have serious injury cases.



Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale), and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy,. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases.  Currently he is Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.