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Bloody Chicken Sandwich…

Submitted By: Evelyn (Arizona)

On November 2, my family and I went to a local fast food chain restaurant. We ordered two combo meals and a single chicken sandwich. While eating our meals, my husband bit into his sandwich when we noticed blood in it. My husband immediately spit out his food and began to vomit.

I took all our meals but the chicken sandwich and threw it away. I left and took the sandwich right back to the restaurant and complained to the on-duty manager. I also asked for a refund and he told me to come back in the morning and speak with the morning manager. This was a surprise to me because he was a manager and told me to come back.

He gave me the owner’s phone number and I offered mine. I called numerous times the following morning and no one picked up the phone. Finally I got a hold of a female worker who told me that the morning manager left for the day. I asked to speak with the on-duty manager and she hung up.

At this point I had already left a message with the corporate number he provided me and no one has yet to call me. So at this point I turn to you for help but I will be seeking legal advice. Is there anything I can do?

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Dear Evelyn,

While this is a shocking turn of events and certainly nothing anyone expects when they are having lunch, there may only be a few things to do. For one, remaining persistent will help you tremendously.

Contact the corporate office to determine whether this is a chain restaurant. If so, submit a claim to Corporate.

If, however this is a franchised restaurant, you will need to continue pursuing a claim with the owner.

The other thing to be aware of is “damages.”

While it is unfortunate, shocking and stomach turning, it is hard to put a dollar figure on your husband’s damages.

This is what pain and suffering and ultimate settlements are based upon.

Did you seek medical treatment? Did he have any residual pains? These are the types of questions you will face when attempting to settle your case.

Learn more here: Restaurant Food Poisoning Claims

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney.

Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call 888-972-0892.

We wish you the best with your claim,


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One comment on “Bloody Chicken Sandwich…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Although it is unfortunate that your husband bit into chicken that apparently had not been cooked enough…do you really believe that this is something to sue over? I’m quite sure that your legal fees would cost more than any settlement.

    I understand it turned your husband’s stomach, but really. I’m sure other than grossing him out this had no health issues or involved surgery.

    People are so quick to sue. Did he lose work time over this? Did he lose a limb or go blind?? I think before you go any further you should really ask yourself whether or not this significantly altered your life.

    It’s stupid law suits like this that have made it hard for others to afford insurance. Just my opinion.

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