An 82-year-old Houston, Texas, woman has sued Red Lobster, accusing the restaurant of getting her so drunk that she fell in the parking lot and broke her hip, as reported by Inside Edition.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Marlene Spencer filed the lawsuit last week, alleging that she was hospitalized for six days and underwent a total hip replacement because of the fall. Spencer says she also broke her right arm and hit her head in the parking lot during the March 27 ordeal.
Spencer lives nearby at a senior living center. According to the lawsuit, her daughter is alleged to have complained to the restaurant management about over-serving her mother alcohol. She also alleged that other residents at the senior living center were over-served as well, according to the local paper.
“This was an ongoing problem that Ms. Spencer’s daughter tried to quell, but to no avail,” the lawsuit details. “This has been a recurring problem with multiple Brookdale residents.”
According to Inside Edition, the suit also alleges that the restaurant served the 113-pound woman booze until her blood alcohol reached .31, nearly four times the legal limit.
“Ms. Spencer did not even make it out of the parking lot of Red Lobster,” the lawsuit states.
The octogenarian is reportedly suing for past and future conscious pain and suffering, mental anguish, and medical expenses.
A representative provided Eater Houston with the following statement in response to the lawsuit:
“Red Lobster has strict policies and procedures when it comes to the service of alcohol. We take these guidelines very seriously and ensure our team members are properly trained and follow these procedures when serving alcohol. Beyond that, I can’t provide additional information because this is an ongoing legal matter.”
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