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Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by Tedbirdd, Feb 18, 2004.

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  1. Tedbirdd

    Tedbirdd Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My Fiance, our son and myself visited a local Mcdonalds today. We pulled into a parking spot to eat. We gave our 22 month old son a chicken nugget to eat. A few moments later he started coughing and he coughed out a small brownish bone that had evidently been inside the nugget. It's clearly part of a chicken bone. Although my son did not require medical attention we are very upset that the bone could have lodged in his throat. I have emailed Mcdonalds corporate office about it and am waiting to see if they reply. What should I do about this? We're wondering if there are any more of these bones waiting to possibly choke someone's child.
     
  2. Tedbirdd

    Tedbirdd Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Tyson chicken called me and offered me $250. Guess I'll take it.

    Ted
     
  3. Rathi

    Rathi New Member

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    While that's a nifty offer, you've shown you have their attention, or they wouldn't have offered anything.

    Email 'em back, and tell 'em you don't want their chicken-smelling money, and you'd rather contact that local newspaper, and maybe do an investigation into how many other people could be at risk for bones, in a frickin' chicken nugget!

    Hey... you haven't lost anything yet, and I think it's a complaint worth checking out, not just the first person u talk to offering you money to shut up an forget about it...
     
  4. littlelaw

    littlelaw New Member

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    What's funny is that McDonalds just started this huge ad campaign about how their "new nuggets" are "pure white meat" now.

    White meat...and tiny little bones I guess...

    The money is a nice gesture, since you'll likely spend much more than that if you file a complaint and proceed to litigation. I would write another letter, saying how the money offered is insufficient to compensate you for the incident and/or that you want to know how they plan to prevent knowing exposing customers to such a risk. It doens't hurt to ask for more, or have your complaint on record in case it happens to someone else.

    Good luck...and next time, try Wendy's! :p
     
  5. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd say you did very well with a $250 check. These things happen and I cannot say it wouldn't happen at Wendy's or any other chain or even privately owned restaurant. Until chickens grow without bones these issues can arise!

     

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