Family files lawsuit after Nguyet Le dies in Arby’s freezer

Nguyet Le and her son Nguyen Le. Nguyen Le and his siblings are suing over their mother’s death. (Attorney Paul Skrabanek via Miami Herald)

The family of a Louisiana Arby’s manager whose employee son found her dead in a fetal position in the restaurant’s walk-in freezer with a faulty door, her hands bloodied from frantic attempts to escape, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the fast food company and the franchise owner.

The family of Nguyet Le, 63, of Houston, filed the lawsuit after she was found on May 11 in a walk-in freezer at Arby’s restaurant in New Iberia, Louisiana, with no signs of life.

Paul Skrabanek, the family’s attorney, didn’t immediately respond to an email from Law&Crime on Saturday, but he told Lafayette CBS affiliate KLFY he’s suing partly because the company wouldn’t respond to his inquiries.

“I think once you see the police report, you’re going to see how horrific this was and how it was described to me,” Skrabanek told the station. “Her getting caught into this freezer and trying to beat on the door until her hands were bloody. There was blood all over the door, and then she collapsed into a fetal position before freezing face-first to the floor.”

Family files lawsuit after Nguyet Le dies in Arby’s freezer

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