Can I file a lawsuit against a fast-food chain if I found a dead roach in my drink and the workers admitted to a problem? 9 Answers as of January 16, 2014When roach was found in cup of medium ice tea I returned to McDonald's in Linwood, Pa to complain. While waiting for manager, the server who gave me the drink asked if I found a roach in my cup then told me that there has been a problem but management will not listen and proceeded to move an ice bucket from the food counter to reveal another live roach. He flicked it to the floor and killed it in front of my husband and me. Then the manager on duty admitted to seeing 1 or 2 roaches in the restaurant as well. If the owners don’t care what can stops workers from purposely serving drinks/food with roaches in it? Do I have a case? Or please give direction on how to have the place shut down. Thank you.
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Every claim or law suit has two basic elements: Liability (fault) and damages (how much). Many times a person may have a good claim but the damages are insufficient to interest a lawyer in taking your case. If the damages are modest you may wish to sue in Small Claims Court, where no lawyers are allowed and the damages are limited to $10,000.
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Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
You are entitled to your loss. You lost, and are entitled, to another ice tea, without the added bug. Call the McDonald's regional office and tell them you story. I suspect you will get their attention, the problem in the restaurant will be corrected and you will have some coupons and an apology.
Answer Applies to: Michigan