When it comes to personal injury cases, it is easy for a seemingly minor matter to become a costly and life-changing injury or illness. Soft tissue damage, back and neck injuries and serious infections can all stem from apparently minor incidents, leading to extended hospitalization, large medical bills and long-term pain and suffering.
This can be seen in the case of a Texas woman who recently filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp. Last June, the woman visited a McDonald’s restaurant in Pasadena and ordered a breakfast sandwich. Incredibly, the sandwich contained a small piece of metal wire, which, when swallowed by the unfortunate woman, became lodged in her throat. The wire, apparently the remains of a twist-tie, punctured her esophagus, causing an infection that spread to her blood. Ultimately, the woman had to be hospitalized for several months as she fought off the life-threatening infection.
According to the complaint filed against McDonald’s Corp., although the woman has overcome the infection, the effects of the illness remain, and her body has been left in “a weakened state.”
In her lawsuit, the woman claims that McDonald’s failed to use ordinary care when preparing her food, and seeks compensation in excess of $500,000. She lists a number of significant damages, including past and future medical expenses, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
This is not McDonald’s only brush with allegations of improperly prepared food. In January, a piece of vinyl was found in a chicken nugget in Japan, and a human tooth was found in a container of fries. The company also apologized after pieces of plastic were found in ice cream sundaes.
One of the virtues of personal injury lawsuits is that they allow the court to consider the full effect a negligent party has had upon the life of the victim. This ensures that the victim is able to seek complete repayment for all of the medical bills, lost wages, physical suffering and other losses he or she has sustained. As the McDonald’s case shows, even a slight injury can lead to life-changing difficulties. It is important that victims have access to fair compensation for their losses.
At Greening Law, P.C., our staff is dedicated to helping our clients get the full compensation they deserve. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, lead attorney Robert Greening will help you prepare an effective personal injury case. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with attorney Greening, contact our firm online or call 972-934-8900.