What Are The Odds?

I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. On one hand I suppose it’s not impossible, but on the other this whole lawsuit sounds like a bit of a cash grab to me. I’ll let you decide, but every time I read it again it seems more and more far fetched.

MUNSEY PARK, N.Y. – A Japanese hibachi chef didn’t know what he was getting into when he playfully threw a piece of grilled shrimp toward a tableside diner. The food-flinging incident at a Benihana restaurant is now being blamed for causing a man’s death. The lawyer for the deceased man’s estate says that the man’s reflex to duck from the food caused a neck injury that required surgery. Apparently, the first operation had complications, so a second surgery was performed. Five months later, Jerry Colaitis died of an illness his family blames on the injury. Alleging wrongful death, Colaitis’ estate is seeking $10 million in damages.

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