Falls Church, VA asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for West Virginia

Q: I found a piece of bone or wood in my spaghettios and choked on it can I sue and would it be worth it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A West Virginia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As as general matter, it could be a difficult case. In such lawsuits, a claimant usually needs to demonstrate that they sustained a significant injury that carries some measure of duration or permanence. This is often substantiated by medical documentation. Although chocking on a foreign object found in food is distressing, it could be difficult to base an injury/product-based lawsuit on that - it could be seen by a court as a minor and fleeting form of damages. You could reach out to local attorneys for their take on it. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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