Plaintiff who cracked teeth on caramel candies sues manufacturer, pharmacy where he bought them

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who sustained broken teeth after consuming a bag of improperly-labeled caramel candies has sued the manufacturer of the candies and the pharmacy where he purchased them.

Paul Wiesen of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 7 versus Marlow Candy & Nut Company, Inc. of Englewood, N.J. and Academy Pharmacy, LLC (doing business as “Academy Pharmacy”), also of Philadelphia.

On Feb. 5, 2016, Wiesen was shopping at the pharmacy defendant’s Philadelphia location and purchased two bags of soft milk caramels. Two days later, when consuming the second bag of caramels, the plaintiff suffered injuries when biting into the candies – which were hard candies, as opposed to the soft candies of the first bag, the suit says.

Wiesen claims the defendants failed to properly inspect its merchandise for sale, know that the bag was improperly labeled and warn customers of the same, among other charges – all of which led him to suffer fractured, cracked and/or broken teeth.

For two counts of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and attorney’s fees.

The plaintiff is represented by Michael T. van der Veen of the Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171200597

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