Q: Broke my filling while flossing. No warning on floss packaging about potential issue. Bough floss at walmart. case?
I was flossing and accidentally broke my filling. I used the floss as advertised. There is no warning on the flossing package of the possibility of breaking a filling. Is it worth sueing the floss company for not including a warning on their packaging to get them to put a warning on their packages? I bought the floss from Walmart. I'm located in california.
A: People all over the country floss daily without having fillings pop out, so I would say it is much more likely that the filling was loose before you flossed. But, if you chose to sue, you would end up spending many thousands of dollars more than you would just getting a new filling -- and you would never be guaranteed winning the lawsuit. So, if you have money to spare and a year or more to litigate without a guarantee of winning, then I would say to go ahead and sue. Otherwise, I would just get a new filing and chalk it up to the fact that old fillings -- especially old silver fillings -- come lose over time.
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A: Attorney King was very kind and thoughtful in her response.
The issue is causation. Can you prove that it was "but for" this event?
If so, you are good to go, then you need to prove damages, so, how
much did this cost? You get the picture. It's not likely to be a good experience
all around for you, unless you desire knowledge in how the system works
and you have all the time in the world to do it.
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