Man sues McDonald's for injuries allegedly caused by bone bits in McNuggets

Dan Harkins May 29, 2015, 9:00am

A man who allegedly was injured after swallowing bone shards in his chicken nuggets at McDonald's is suing the fast food chain and other parties he believes responsible.

Zebadiah Anderson filed a complaint on May 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against McDonald's Corp.; Karavites Restaurant; Karavites Management; and Tyson Foods Inc.

On May 18, 2013, the lawsuit states, Anderson bought and ate Chicken McNuggets at the McDonald's restaurant at 10 E. Chicago Ave. While eating, he allegedly swallowed one or more sharp shards of bone, which caused him injuries requiring him to be transported to the nearest emergency room.

The defendants were negligent, the lawsuit states, when they failed to inspect the McNuggets to avoid customer injury; maintain proper cooking, processing and preparation methods; provide warning that this product would be dangerous; and institute proper quality control. He also alleges the defendants made, distributed and sold a dangerous product.

The plaintiff, citing injury, pain and suffering, and medical expenses, seeks damages of more than $600,000, plus costs. The plaintiff is represented by Joseph J. Madonia, of Joseph J. Madonia and Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 15-L-5048.

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