Can you sue a company for foreign obect in food?

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Can you sue a company for foreign obect in food?

I just bought a tuna salad sandwich. About a quarter into the sandwich I pulled a bread tie from my mouth, which had fallen into the sandwich while it was made. I received a refund for the sandwich but I still feel that I could have choked, suffered serious complications, lost time from work, etc. They are very lucky I was able to detect it but I still feel that they need to take this more seriously. I was lucky as I mentioned. I just don’t want it to happen to another customer. I am not happy with the sroe; they lost a customer because of someone’s negligence.

Asked on July 16, 2018 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It would not be worth filing a lawsuit in this matter because you were not injured even though the company's employee was negligent.
In order to have a personal injury case, the injury must be documented with medical treatment.
If you had been injured and received medical treatment, you would have a personal injury claim.


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