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PHILADELPHIA – A man who ordered Chicken McNuggets at a Philadelphia McDonald’s restaurant in December 2015 received an added surprise with his order in the form of a razorblade he swallowed, according to the lawsuit he recently filed against the fast food chain.

Todd Hart of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 22 versus Jo-Dan Enterprises (doing business as “McDonald’s”) of Philadelphia, McDonald’s Corporation of Oak Brook, Ill., and Keystone Foods, LLC of West Chester.

On Dec. 4, 2015, Hart was a customer of the McDonald’s restaurant location at 4200 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, where he ordered Chicken McNuggets at the drive-thru window. After picking up his order, Hart recalled he parked his vehicle in the parking lot and began to eat his meal.

As Hart was consuming the Chicken McNuggets, he says he bit down on and swallowed a piece of what he determined to be a razorblade. As a result, the plaintiff called 911, and an ambulance arrived at the McDonald’s restaurant. 

The ambulance transported Hart to a local hospital’s emergency room, where he received medical treatment in the form of surgery to remove the razorblade from his stomach, among other measures, the lawsuit says.

Due to swallowing the razorblade, Hart says he suffered “serious and potentially permanent injuries or aggravations of injuries including, but not limited to, internal injuries to his organs, internal damage, numerous contusions and lacerations, post-traumatic anxiety and shock, and various other injuries the exact extent and permanency of which are not yet known.”  

Hart adds the defendants failed to properly prepare his food and use quality control inspection procedures to ensure its purity and safety, among other charges and failures of proper management and operation.

For multiple counts of negligence and strict liability/breach of warranty of implied merchantability, the plaintiff is seeking damages from the defendants, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Lawrence M. Agunsday of LMA Legal, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170801957

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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