Skip to comments.Man files suit after Sweet Smiles chocolate leaves him without toot
Posted on 10/12/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
An Edinburg man filed a lawsuit against Georgia Nut Company and Dollar General after he lost his tooth while allegedly eating Sweet Smiles chocolate covered almonds.
The civil lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by Jesus Castaneda
The lawsuit alleges that Castaneda had the intent of consuming the chocolate covered almonds, and when he was biting down on one, he felt a sharp pain to the left side of his mouth.
He then went to a dentist, where he found out his tooth was fractured and non-restorable, the lawsuit alleges.
According to the lawsuit, the product was defective, unreasonably dangerous and harmful.
He is seeking up to $1 million for the damages.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendant, Georgia Nut Company and Dollar General Corporation, failed to inspect the Sweet Smiles chocolate covered almond.
According to court documents obtained by Action 4 News, the lawsuit states that Castaneda is seeking compensation for physical pain and disability, future physical pain and mental anguish.
The lawsuit states that Castaneda will show if any injury had happened prior to the chocolate covered almonds incident.
Castaneda will be represented by Jeffrey Mark Stern with the Stern Law Group out of Bellaire, Texas.
The Georgia Nut Company will be represented by Andres H. Gonzalez with David Klosterboer & Associates, and Dollar General Corporation will be represented by Attorney Erik Wollam.
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For those who prefer to live without toot.
Well, I only clicked on this because I wanted to know how almonds could reverse the effects of beans. :-)
What’s he gonna do without his toot?
perhaps if he ate more, he would not be left without toot...
Seems he needs to lose a few more teeth.
I never saw in the article that the product was defective, as in, there was a rock in the candy.
My dentist said not to eat whole almonds, only sliced ones, because whole almonds are hard on your toot.
Beans, beans, the musical fruit
the more we eat the more we toot
until we are tootless
The magical fruit
The more you eat the less you toot
The less you toot the better you feel
Eat Sweet Smilea with every meal.
Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot
I broke a tooth while eating Frosted Flakes once. I missed my chance to sue...
(Weird Al parody of “Ruthless People”)
How does he prove he was eating this product when he hurt his tooth? Doesn’t he have to?
His name is Jesus.....
Why doesn’t he just heal himself?
If we took the bones out, it wouldn’t be crunchy, now would it? ping
I read this article ONLY to discern what his ‘toot’ might have been that he lost.
Georgia Nut Company.
Who’s the CEO, Cynthia McKinney?
Well it like that famous saying, Jesus
What could possibly go wrong?
BIG JAW’S LAWYER....according to his website...has served 30K clients
Mr. Slip and Fall extraordinaire I’d say.
I know I always bear down on chocolates with all the strength I can summon....
Why would anyone expect the retailer to inspect an almond?
How much is a tooth worth?
I had a molar that broke when I was eating tortilla chips. I was having chemo at the time, was it the tortilla chips fault? The chemo’s fault??
Couldn’t have just been my tooth, oh no. I shoulda sued!!!!
“For those who prefer to live without toot”
In Thai, toot is the word for butt.
A few months ago I was eating some Cascadian Farms cereal when I bit down and broke a jaw tooth clean in two. It was two weeks of pain before I could get in to see my dentist and he had to pull it. I got the records, including past records showing there was nothing wrong with the tooth and contacted them by email. I got a quick response then a phone call. A lady told me I’d be getting another call.
A few days later I got another call and was asked to send them a bunch of information. I sent them all the info, including a picture of the broken tooth and the dental bill and the cost of a bridge. I included a demand letter asking for $6,000. $2,000 for a bridge and $4,000 for pain and suffering. (My dentist is cheap.) About a week later a “lawyer” called and told me their dental board had examined my claim and was willing to give me $5,000. I accepted the offer.
What struck me was they have a dental board. Apparently this happens a lot. That kind of “healthy” cereal is basically sticks and seeds and rocks. I don’t eat it anymore.
But... but... but... the chocolate covered almonds had.... gasp... almonds in ‘em!
After seeing this lawsuit filed for a million bucks now I know why I was offered $5,000 immediately. I wasn’t in it for the money. I just wanted to be able to chew.
"Ah - now, that's our specialty - covered with darkest creamy chocolate. When you pop it in your mouth steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through-both cheeks."
Yer darned tootin’... he shoulda had a Fig Newton.
Ha! I haven’t heard that in a while... I was in HS and had both the cassette and the album on vinyl. As I recall the record pressing near the label has some “easter egg” writing pressed into the vinyl like “Polka til you puke” and I think the other side says “Eat your broccoli”
Reminds me about the time years ago when I was eating a black walnut ice cream cone. I bit down, hit a piece of a shell and broke a front tooth. Had to have a root canal done. Was my fault. Shoud have been more careful. Never thought about suing anyone.
What a horrible fate! I don't know what I would do without my toot.
I’ve suffered immense damage to my teeth from popcorn! The hard kernels! I could sue and then I could afford to pay for OBAMACARE!
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