Everyone feels the inevitable food coma after participating in some delicious gorging, but one man reportedly got into a real one after eating Del Taco. A man in California has sued the chain, claiming eating the food put him into a coma, as reported by TMZ.
Any regular taco consumer will have their bouts of indigestion or heartburn, but being put into a coma because of one’s love of tacos seems a bit odd. Yet that appears to be the case for an Orange County man who ate two tacos and a quesadilla from the restaurant chain. The 57-year-old alleges after he consumed his meal, he proceeded to vomit it all up and was in tremendous pain for days afterward, causing his esophagus to bleed. He was then raced to the ER, placed in the ICU and “slipped into a coma” for three days.
It’s a harrowing account of fast food hangover, but TMZ reported the details surrounding the case are a bit scarce. The suit offers no specifics on how he fell into the coma, but the customer stated doctors told him it “would take a miracle for him to pull out of the coma,” and he is looking to six weeks of recovery.
TMZ revealed the customer is seeking $500,000 in damages after racking up $160,000 in medical bills. And Del Taco said they plan to fight the charges, but pointed out the customer had filed the suit before, but voluntarily dismissed it in order to prepare for the trial.