What to do if I was recently served and bit into a raw piece of chicken from a fast food establishment?

I documented with pictures and contacted both the local health inspector and the company. I have heard from neither of them. Is there any action that I should or could take?

Asked on September 24, 2012 under General Practice, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unless you were significantly sickened--actually made ill, so that you incurred significant medical costs, missed work, etc.--there is no action to take. The legal system only provides compensation for actual injuries and costs; if you bit into raw chicken but were not hurt by it, there is no compensation you'd be eligible to receive. Conversely, if you did incur medical costs or miss significant days of work, you could sue to recover those losses.

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