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Many people have a palpable fear of finding something hard or foreign in a meal. Discovering a foreign object in your taco, steak, burger, or other food could be enough to cause you to get sick on the spot. If you wind up consuming the objects first, you could sustain serious internal injuries. Fortunately, there are steps you could take no matter what kind of damages you suffered from a foreign object in your food. Our foreign object in food lawyers at Kenmore Law Group have years of experience suing various restaurants and grocery stores for contaminated meals. We have won hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients and consider ourselves authorities on such cases. To speak with a lawyer that’s experienced in foreign object in food cases, contact our law offices today.

I found a metal in my food. What do I do?

  • Call over management or staff to alert them
  • Request an incident report
  • Hold on to the object and the meal (do not let the restaurant clear the plate or take the object, as you will lose critical evidence if you do)
  • Photograph or record the object and the metal found in your food
  • Get statements from anyone nearby attesting to the presence of the foreign object in the meal
  • Store your receipt or proof of purchase somewhere safe
  • Go to the doctor upon leaving the restaurant or returning from the store
  • Contact a skilled foreign object in food lawyer in Sacramento

I found plastic in my food. What do I do?

  • Take photos of the food and the object
  • Alert the restaurant’s manager or the grocery store’s manager
  • Ask to file an accident or incident report
  • Keep your receipt
  • Keep the foreign object
  • Go to the doctor to get examined for your injuries, whether internal or external
  • Consult with an expert foreign object in food lawyer

What are some of the restaurants that have had a foreign object in food lawsuit filed against them?

Some of the eateries that have had lawsuits filed against them include Burger King, Chipotle, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger, Rally’s, Jack in the Box, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s, Denny’s, Subway, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Wingstop, Fatburger, El Pollo Loco, Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Five Guys, and Del Taco. Of course, there are multiple locations for each company, and one location may be enough to garner a bad reputation for the entire chain.

In addition to restaurants, grocery stores have been targeted in lawsuits as well. Although some food comes prepared and is merely stocked by the grocery store, there are other items and meals that are made fresh at the location. If you found a foreign object in your sandwich or found something in your sandwich after it was made by the workers at the deli counter, you should take legal action.

A few of the grocery stores that have been hit with lawsuits include Albertsons, Costco, Food 4 Less, Foodsco, Safeway, Save Mart Supermarket, Smart & Final, State Bros, Super A Foods, Vons, Vallarta Supermarket, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Target, Whole Foods, Pavilions, Mission Foods, Holiday Quality Foods, Target, El Super, and Trader Joe’s.

If you have found a foreign object in your food from any establishment, be sure to contact our law group to take legal action.

What are some types of foreign objects in food?

There have been numerous types of foreign objects found in food, ranging from pieces of silverware to debris to animal parts to garbage. There are many ways these objects can contaminate food; they may have been dropped by restaurant workers preparing the meals, or something may have fallen into a shipment. It’s even possible that the animal could have had an object inside of it already.

A few examples of objects are as follows:

  • Glass
  • Nail
  • Screw
  • Fingernail
  • Band-Aid
  • Jewelry
  • A Ring
  • Pebble
  • Piece of Metal
  • Piece of Plastic
  • Bones
  • Wires
  • Coin
  • Cherry Pit
  • Spoon
  • Rocks
  • Rodent
  • Feces
  • Hair
  • Pen
  • Staples
  • Human Fingers

The more disgusting and potentially harmful the object, the higher chance you’ll receive a larger amount of compensation. Some objects can cause widespread damage; for example, a dead or rotting animal present in food could be linked to an outbreak of sickness, leading to numerous lawsuits.

How do foreign objects in food cause injuries?

There are numerous types of injuries from a foreign object in your food. Some can be debilitating, especially if there is a high level of contamination or if you have an allergic reaction.

If you bite into a meal that has something metal or plastic in it, you could very easily hurt yourself. If you broke your tooth or multiple teeth on a meal, a lawsuit would be able to help you have the damages covered. Small items could cause your teeth to get chipped or cracked, especially if you take a large, powerful bite.

A bite can result in mouth injuries, tongue damage, gum damage, cuts and lacerations, and much more.

Additionally, you could have choked on a small object. Choking is a dangerous side effect and can result in death, especially with small children. Equally as dangerous is swallowing an object; in some cases, swallowing an object has caused sickness and digestion problems, which could affect your stomach and other organs.

You should contact a foreign object in food attorney in Sacramento if you found something in your food and got hurt from eating it.

What are the legal requirements to file a lawsuit against a restaurant?

In order to take legal action, you must be able to show that the restaurant owed you a duty of care and it breached it by providing you with contaminated or tainted food. Further, the breach must have caused an incident and physical harm to your body. If you were not hurt, you would not be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

In choosing to file a product liability claim against a grocery store, you could point to one of th three causes of defects – whether in the design, which would not hold up or be a valid reason; in the lack of a warning label, which also would not hold up because there should be no objects in the first place that would require a warning; or in the manufacturing of the product, during which point numerous items could have fallen into the food.

If you need a Sacramento attorney to sue the restaurant for a foreign object in your food, contact our law group. We’ll gladly give you more information on what is needed to take legal action.

Can you sue any restaurant for a foreign object in your food?

You can only file a product liability claim against a restaurant or eating establishment if you were hurt because of the object. However, yes, we can sue any restaurant, including Burger King, Chipotle, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger, Rally’s, Jack in the Box, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s, Denny’s, Subway, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Wingstop, Fatburger, El Pollo Loco, Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Five Guys, and Del Taco.

A Sacramento lawyer to sue a restaurant for a foreign object in your food can give you more assistance.

Can I file a lawsuit if I don’t speak English?

You can take legal action with our help if you don’t speak English. We know that some clients speak other languages, but that should not deter you from pursuing compensation for your damages. We believe that all people should be given the fairest representation possible, and if you speak Spanish, we will provide you with a Spanish speaking attorney for foreign object in your food lawsuit. We will gladly translate all the required documents and will help you understand what you need to provide and what you can expect.

To speak with a lawyer for foreign object in your food who speaks Spanish, contact our law group at once.

What can I receive from a lawsuit?

A claim against a restaurant for a foreign object in your food can land you various types of compensation. Your medical bills from the past and the future can be covered, and if you missed work because of your injuries, your lost wages could be reimbursed. Further, if you must miss work in the future because of medical treatment or because you’ll be recovering from injuries, you could receive those future amounts of income.

Additionally, the emotional pain and suffering that you underwent could be compensated. The chances of fear, anxiety, PTSD, and other psychological traumas are high if you went through such an ordeal as a foreign object in your food. It may cause you to not want to eat anywhere outside again or it may trigger panic attacks when you’re near the restaurant or food.

Kenmore’s Promise

At Kenmore Law Group, we promise to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We will do everything in our power to negotiate the best deal with the insurance agency, and if we cannot come to an agreement, we’ll take your case to court. We are an aggressive group of lawyers and we believe that you should have your rights upheld if they are violated by any entity, including a restaurant or grocery store.

Call our law firm with experience in foreign object in food cases to schedule a free legal consultation with a qualified attorney. All consultations are confidential, and during the talk, you can ask us anything you’d like. We’ll also look over your case and tell you what we believe we can win for you.

If you choose us, we’ll give you our zero fee guarantee, which is a promise that we will not charge you any out of pocket expenses for our services. We will get paid if we win your case, and the money will come from the settlement we bring you. The insurance company will take care of your legal bills in this manner. On the other hand, if we lose, you won’t have to pay us a nickel, and we’ll eat the costs of the case ourselves.

For more details on foreign object in food cases, reach out to Kenmore Law Group.

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