A 29-year-old Florida woman has filed a negligence lawsuit against Chick-fil-A, seeking at least $50,000 in damages. According to Fox 35 Orlando, Shi’terra Sharp filed the suit Thursday, alleging she ate a “black” chicken nugget from one of the restaurant locations in 2020.
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More Details Regarding The Alleged Incident
According to the outlet, Sharp filed the lawsuit in Orange County, Florida. Sharp alleges that she purchased chicken nuggets from a Chick-fil-A in Brooksville on January 8, 2020. Then, she consumed the nuggets at her residence.
The woman alleges that as she ate the food, she noticed the meat of the nuggets was black-colored. Additionally, she became “violently ill” and began to experience diarrhea, cramps, and nausea.
“… Directly after consuming the chicken nuggets purchased from Defendant, Plaintiff… became violently ill, was nauseated, vomited until [she] had no strength left to do so, suffered from cramping, nausea and diarrhea,” the lawsuit reads, per Fox 35 Orlando.
Ultimately, the suit alleges Sharp “sustained great injury” to multiple parts of her body. The injured areas reportedly include her mouth, throat, stomach, and digestive system.
“I was as sick as a dog. I lost so much weight due to what happened,” Sharp reportedly told Daily Mail in a report published on October 20.
According to Daily Mail, Sharp reached out to the company in 2020 following the incident. However, Chick-fil-A reportedly alleged, “there was nothing wrong with the meat.”
Furthermore, the suit adds that Sharp has undergone “great pain and suffering for some time” and has been diagnosed with “gastrointestinal illnesses.”
More Information Regarding The Florida Woman’s Lawsuit Against Chick-fil-A
According to Fox 35 Orlando, Sharp is suing Chick-fil-A for alleged negligence. The woman alleges the restaurant failed to “inspect” and ensure its food was “fit for consumption.” Additionally, Sharp alleges Chick-fil-A failed to “properly supervise employees” during the food preparation process and “offered food for sale and consumption,” which was unfit.
Sharp’s final accusation against Chick-fil-A in the suit cites that the restaurant ultimately “failed to prevent” the incident “from occurring.”
Furthermore, the suit adds that Sharp experienced “bodily injury… pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish” and accumulated “expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing home treatment.”
“These losses are either permanent or continuing in nature, and the Plaintiff will suffer said losses in the future, to-wit, permanently,” the lawsuit reads, per Fox 35 Orlando.
The suit explains that Sharp seeks compensation for damages “in the excess sum” of $50,000. Additionally, the woman is reportedly seeking “costs of court and trial by jury,” along with compensation for her attorney’s fees.
The Alleged Incident Mirrors Another Involving McDonald’s & An 8-Year-Old Child
The effects of the alleged incident on Sharp closely mirror the effects of a similar incident allegedly involving a New Jersey child. As The Shade Room previously reported, an 8-year-old was left “traumatized” after ingesting chicken nuggets from an East Orange McDonald’s location in August.
According to the child’s father, Derrick Wilson, the 8-year-old allegedly ingested a nugget that contained a dead mouse.
Watch as Justin Carter unpacks the alleged events with the New Jersey family for TSR Investigates below.
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