KFC chicken contained pieces of bird's spine, head and neck, suit claims

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 6, 2007, 11:00am

A man who bit into a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken claims it contained parts of the bird's spine, head and neck, according to a personal injury suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 5.

Steven Hicks claims his fiance Jasmine Songer purchased the chicken on Dec. 13, 2006, and the next day he decided to snack on the left over pieces.

He claims after biting into the chicken he became "violently ill, among other things" that caused pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and a disability.

Hicks claims KFC carelessly and negligently served fried chicken containing the spine, head and neck of the chicken, failed to inspect its food and sold fried chicken that contained parts of the spine, head and neck.

Represented by Lance Mallon and Dawna Hale of Wood River, Hicks is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 plus costs.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack.

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