WAYNE – A woman says she found a cat claw in an egg roll she purchased at a Save-A-Lot store.
Cherie Lynn Thomas filed a complaint Aug. 10 in Wayne Circuit Court against Save-A-Lot Inc.
According to the lawsuit, Thomas purchased a box of Jade Dragon chicken egg rolls at the Save-A-Lot location just outside of Wayne on Aug. 10, 2015.
“That night, when she attempted to eat the ‘chicken’ egg roll, she was injured when she bit into a hard cat claw hidden in the roll,” the complaint states. “Upon realizing what she had bitten into, she became violently ill – vomiting repeatedly and uncontrollably – and could not eat anything for 72 hours.”
Thomas says she also couldn’t sleep that night because of stomach pain and “disgust and anxiety” from biting into the cat claw.
“Then, once she was able to eat food, her stomach became irritated and severely swollen, requiring her to seek medical attention from two providers,” the complaint states. “Ms. Thomas entrusted defendant and its agents to serve safe food.
“Ms. Thomas did not agree to purchase food with dangerous, sharp, rock-hard claws concealed in the food.”
She accuses Save-A-Lot of defective product, strict liability, breach of warranty, negligence and inadequate or absent warnings.
Thomas says she has sustained a “painful and embarrassing injury” and has incurred medical and other expenses because of the incident. She also says she has suffered severe pain and emotional distress.
She seeks compensatory damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future aggravation, mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, emotional distress and inconvenience and other general damages. She also seeks attorney fees, court costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Thomas is being represented by Jack C. Dolance of Dolance Law Office in Wayne. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James H. Young Jr.
Wayne Circuit Court case number 17-C-125