HOUSTON – Whole Foods Market, Inc. is being sued for selling a Harris County man a defective food product.
Jerry Patrick brought a lawsuit against the supermarket chain in the Harris County 164th District Court on Mar. 23, alleging he purchased pulled rotisserie chicken the store erroneously promoted as boneless late last year.
According to Patrick, he ate a portion of the chicken and swallowed a sharp bone contained in it.
Court papers assert the plaintiff was unaware that there were any bones in the poultry.
The bone was reportedly lodged in Patrick’s throat.
He faults Whole Foods for not warning costumers the prepackaged pulled chicken had bones and failing to inspect the product before selling it.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
He is represented by Richard J. Nava of the Stern Law Group in Bellaire.
Harris County 164th District Court Case No. 2018-19642