WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Health & Fitness News

WJBD - Health & Fitness News - Massachusetts Case May Spur Food Allergy Lawsuits

Massachusetts Case May Spur Food Allergy Lawsuits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of a landmark settlement, restaurants and other food service outlets may now have to go the extra mile to serve sensitive customers in order to avoid a lawsuit.

Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., is under orders to offer safer options after a student with Celiac disease complained that the school refused to exempt her from its meal plan but wouldn't serve gluten-free food.

The settlement could pave the way for people with allergies -- and other health conditions -- to sue businesses that are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other Health news:

Woman Reportedly Finds Bird Leg in Bagged Spinach
Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds
SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads Among Healthcare Workers
Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'
Children’s Dreams Come True One Picture at a Time




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo