When Hot Dogs Attack

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Client Breaks Tooth After Biting Into Hot Dog

Our client, a mid 40’s mother of two children, was exercising reasonable care while enjoying a delectable, scrumptious, and tasty hot dog manufactured and produced by a national food company. As she bit into the food, suddenly and without warning she felt and heard a pop come from inside her jaw.  She temporarily froze to assess what just happened, but without delay, blood began dripping out of her mouth. She spit out her food and ran to the bathroom and realized she was missing a molar.  She later found the tooth in the regurgitated food that she earlier spat out. 

She looked closer into the supposed hot dog she was eating and realized the hot dog actually had some type of bone or other hard substance stuck inside of it.  Not knowing what to do, she called the Miami Defective Food Product Attorneys Dell and Schaefer.

Client Receives A New Tooth

Our client went to the hospital immediately after the incident.  The ER doctors cleared her of any fractures to the wrist and referred her to a Dentist for an implant.  The Dentist referred the client to a Periodontist in order to place an implant in her mouth.  After the implant was placed, our client returned to the Dentist in order to fill in some other chips on nearby teeth. Our client was finally able to smile again without any insecurities.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

After the procedures finished, our firm filed a demand letter with the insurance company for food manufacturer.  Our firm sought monetary compensation for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting condition, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, lost wages, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and inability to earn future wages.  In addition, we sought a refund of her $5.00 hot dog.

After a lengthy negotiation, our firm settled the case for $75,000. Call us for a free consultation, we do not charge a cost or fee unless we recover money for you.

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