"The Subject Chicken McNugget constituted an unreasonably dangerous product when put to use for which it was intended." So read court documents filed yesterday by Zebadiah Anderson in relation to a nugget he consumed at a Chicago McDonald's in May 2013. The Cook County resident claims that it contained bone shards that injured him to the point where he had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.
The suit gets graphic in its allegations, arguing the nugget "could not be consumed ... without the risk of impaling and/or cutting the consumer in the mouth, tongue and/or throat, and potentially causing additional damage to the stomach, digestive track, and intestines." Anderson maintains that a proper inspection of the nugget by McDonald's employees wasn't carried out. The Chicago Tribune doesn't specify what Anderson is after, but it notes that Tyson, the meat supplier, is named as one of the defendants. (Read more lawsuit stories.)