CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is suing Shoney's after he injured his mouth while eating food from the buffet.
Edward Peters-Jordan was a customer at Shoney's and was eating a plate of food from the buffet when he felt something stab the inside of his mouth, according to a complaint filed Oct. 29 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Peters-Jordan claims he found a piece of either glass or plastic that had been in his food.
According to the suit, Peters-Jordan became ill and experienced vomiting twice. He claims he went to St. Francis Hospital.
Later, Peters-Jordan discovered an abnormal growth in his mouth and sought treatment at Charleston Area Medical Center.
Peters-Jordan claims he suffered a cut in the upper pallet of his mouth; sickness and illness; vomiting; and mouth injuries.
Peters-Jordan is suing for compensatory and punitive damages.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-2037