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Buzz Café sued over laceration to customer’s hand

By Tia Benton | May 31, 2013


BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge café is being sued by a customer who was allegedly injured on the premises while patronizing the business.

Kathie Schwerdtfeger filed a lawsuit against The Buzz Drive Thru Expresso LLC, Corsairs Management Group LLC, CNA Insurance Company and American Casualty Company in the 19th Judicial District Court.

The plaintiff claims that while having lunch at the defendant's establishment her hand came into contact with the the edge of a glass table where she was seated that resulted in a deep laceration that penetrated to the bone and severed the tendon, nerves and blood vessels on the knuckle of her middle finger of her right hand.

The defendant is accused of failing to warn patrons of the defect of the glass top of the dining table, not maintain the restaurant tables in proper repair and failing to remove detective table tops from the premises.

An unspecified amount is sought for all damages including severe pain and suffering, loss wages and medical costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert V. McAnelly.

This case has been assigned to Section 26 Judge Kay Bates.

Case no. 619442.

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