A Florida man is suing McDonald’s to the tune of $1.1 million after cracking his tooth on a McNugget.
Alexei Stolfat is seeking monetary compensation and a recall of all McNuggets. He ordered his food via Uber Eats in West Palm Beach and ended up biting down on a bit of bone. Afterward, he suffered headaches for three days and pain in his mouth. As a result, he decided to sue.
Stolfat went to the dentist. He had a cracked tooth in two places. He will need to have corrective surgery to resolve the issue. McDonald’s has not commented on the McNugget incident beyond a simple statement provided to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
“Providing safe, high-quality food is always a top priority,” McDonald’s wrote. “We take these claims seriously but as this is pending litigation, we cannot comment further at this time.”
Stolfat plans on representing himself and has not hired a lawyer. He is not an attorney, though he has done prior legal work before in his home country, Estonia. If he wins the McNugget case, he plans to donate the $1 million to charity.
McNugget incident the latest in fast food mishaps
Recently, McDonald’s company representatives decided they may never bring back the all-day breakfast menu. It had been canceled thanks to the novel coronavirus. Now, restaurants and franchises are evaluating “if and when” the company will bring back the popular menu items.
“Any final decision will be made in partnership with our franchisees, based on consumer demand, and designed to drive the business while minimizing operational disruptions,” the chain told Fox News.
[H/T: Fox News]