Customer sues Starbucks claiming he was 'poisoned' by toxic chemical
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A Starbucks customer is suing the Seattle-based company claiming he was "poisoned" by a toxic chemical found in a cup of coffee he ordered.
According to court documents, Matthew Mitchell purchased a hot black coffee at a Greenwich, Connecticut, Starbucks in late August. Instead, Mitchell claims his cup was filled with the cleaning solution Urnex Urn & Brewer Cleaner.
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On Aug. 30, Mitchell claims he was "handed a coffee cup with a lid, which felt from the outside of the cup, to be full of hot coffee," according to the court documents.
He discovered that it wasn't his intended order after taking "a gulp of the purported 'coffee,' which he swallowed," the court documents said.
After ingesting the substance, Mitchell claimed he had a "burning sensation in his mouth, throat and stomach." It was also alleged that he "became incredibly ill and was coughing so incessantly that he had problems breathing."
Mitchell further claimed that he suffered "severe dizziness and nausea," according to court documents.