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McDonald's Is Being Sued By a Man Who Was Injured By a Chicken McNugget

The world's most famous fast food restaurant is facing a lawsuit for this iconic menu item.
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McDonald's has been under fire quite a bit this year for various issues, however, the most recent event is unlike any other—a man in Florida is suing McDonald's for an injury he got while eating Chicken McNuggets.

Um, what? Yes, you read that correctly. Alexei Stolfat of Palm Beach, Florida filed a lawsuit against the iconic fast-food brand last week for an alleged injury he received from biting into a Chicken McNugget. Evidently, when Stolfat bit into a nugget from an order he got through Uber Eats in May, his teeth hit something hard. Then, as specified in his lawsuit, he felt "unbearable jaw pain." (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback)

So, what was it that Stolfat unexpectedly encountered in what, from the outside, seemed like a soft chicken nugget? It was none other than an 0.8 inch-long bone, which he photographed after removing it from his mouth. It wasn't until a few days after that he would go to the dentist, complaining of a headache and toothache, and discover he has two microcracks in the affected tooth.

Stolfat doesn't have dental insurance and he claims that it would take him a half of a year to cover the expenses associated with replacing his defunct tooth. Now, the interesting part of the story is that he isn't just suing McDonald's for the sum required to cover his dental bill. No, he is arguing that the company should pay him $1.1 million and is also demanding that all Chicken McNuggets be recalled. (Related: 8 Major Food Recalls You Need to Know About Right Now)

Apparently, Stolfat wants to use the rest of the money to donate to charity. "I'm not looking to be famous in this case or something like that," he told Today. "I want to help other people, to protect them and tell them to be very careful with McNuggets."

McDonald's responded to the claim in a statement shared with Today that said the company is "looking into the complaint."

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more