A Houston resident is suing Lean Cuisine after she ate a frozen dinner that contained a large rock that broke her tooth. A lawsuit filed on November 18 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas blames Nestle USA Inc., the owner of Lean Cuisine, for putting the dangerous dinner on the market for consumers.
The Houston woman bought a Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzuluna Ravioli dinner from a grocery store last April. According to the lawsuit, the woman “bit into a large rock” while eating the ravioli portion.
The woman broke one of her teeth after biting into the rock, which required oral surgery. The lawsuit stated that the procedure required the surgeon “to cut open her gum and jawbone in order to remove the remaining root of the tooth and to graft new bone.” The lawsuit states that the woman is still not fully recovered from the injury and will require another operation to finish the reconstruction of her mouth.
The Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzuluna Ravioli dinner was the subject of a recall earlier this year after consumers complained after finding small fragments of glass in the ravioli.
I Have Been Injured by a Defective Product and I Need a Lawyer in Austin
Dangerous products like this can be unexpected and frightening, because you never expect to be harmed by an everyday routine such as eating. If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, the manufacturer or seller may be held liable for injuries sustained in what is often a very preventable accident. This is true whether the product is a motor vehicle, machine, tool, building material, household appliance, personal care product, toy, medication, food or beverage.
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