Woman finds bolt in salad, sues deli

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 4:35am

Tim Riley

Nuts are a common salad topping. However, Jennifer Kaiser is suing a Woodlands Jason's Deli for failing to hold the bolts.

Kaiser claims she "bit down on the bolt" while munching on a self-served salad attained from the deli's salad bar.

She filed her personal injury lawsuit against Deli Management Inc. (Jason's Deli) with the Jefferson County District Court on July 9. Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, on Nov. 8, 2005, Kaiser paid a visit to a Jason's Deli located in the Woodlands. She ordered her meal and proceeded to serve herself from the salad bar.

"Unknown to the plaintiff, the salad which she purchased was contaminated with a foreign object, namely a bolt," the suit said. "Kaiser unfortunately bit down on the bolt, causing her substantial injury from which she still suffers and with which she will suffer for the remainder of her life."

The suit goes on to say that Kaiser is currently seeking care "from a chronic pain management specialist to attempt to control her pain."
The three count suit faults the defendant with strict liability, Breach of Warranty and negligence.

"Jennifer Kaiser suffered significant physical pain, mental anguish, impairment, and disabilities as a result of the incident," the suit said. "She has also sustained a loss of earning capacity and has incurred substantial medical bills. These damages will extend into the future as well."

Case No. B179-626

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