McDonald’s could be forced to pay a Florida man more than $1 million after he allegedly broke his tooth on a bone in a McNugget.
Alexei Stolfat is suing the fast food giant for $1.1 million ($AUS1.5M) to cover his dental expenses. He is also demanding McNuggets be recalled to prevent further injuries.
Mr Stolfat and his wife ordered McDonald’s through UberEats on May 25, according to TODAY, which has seen documents filed in federal court.
While chewing on a chicken nugget, Mr Stolfat alleges he experienced “unbearable jaw pain” after feeling something hard on the right side of his mouth. He claims he then pulled out a bone roughly 2cm long.
Mr Stolfat allegedly suffered a toothache and headache for days. He claims a dentist discovered “micro cracks” in his tooth during an appointment after the alleged incident.
He did not have dental insurance to cover the expenses, TODAY reported.
The Florida man told the TV show he is not looking to become famous and just wants to “protect” others and warn them to be careful when eating McNuggets.
“Providing safe, high quality food is always a top priority,” McDonald’s said in a statement to the Sun Sentinel.
“We take these claims seriously but as this is pending litigation, we cannot comment further at this time.”
Mr Solfat has pledged to donate over $1 million to charity if he successfully sues McDonald’s. The rest will be used to cover his dental expenses.
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