I got injured by chewing on a piece of glass that was in my slice of packaged homemade frozen pizza. I’m pretty sure the packaging company was responsible because the product was properly sealed before I had opened it.
I saved the receipt, pizza box, packaging that the pizza was sealed in, and of course the piece of glass. I had pain in my gums and a crack in my tooth. Will I get an injury award for this mishap?
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This is an odd set of circumstances – more than likely you are not the only one either, if something broke unbeknownst to the production crew and shards of glass we mixed in with edible products. The only area where I see a potential issue is proof.
Because this is such an arbitrary set of circumstances and because the packaging has been opened and consumed, it may be difficult to trace this back to production unless their are more potential plaintiffs.
It is clearly negligence so I would not hesitate to submit a claim with the company that makes the product. I would not be surprised, however if you are met with an offer for coupons or a free pizza, however.
It may take some persistence on your end to establish your claim and support the same with your dental bills (for the broken tooth).
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