Lean Cuisine dinner contained bone fragment, woman claims in suit

Kelly Holleran Jun. 17, 2010, 9:49am

A Mascoutah woman claims she suffered damages to one of her teeth after biting into a bone fragment contained in a Stouffer's dinner.

Amanda Scott filed a lawsuit May 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nestle USA.

Scott claims she was eating a Stouffer's Lean Cuisine Hunan Stir Fry with Beef dinner on Oct. 28, 2008, when she bit into a bone fragment contained in the meal.

In addition to the damages to her tooth, Scott became sick, sore, lame and disordered; incurred medical costs; experienced pain and suffering; and lost wages because of the incident, according to the complaint.

She blames Nestle for negligently failing to design and manufacture the dinner without a bone fragment, for failing to inspect the dinner and for failing to warn of the possibility of a bone fragment in its dinner.

In her three-count complaint, Scott seeks a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

Nathan C. Lanter of Nelson and Nelson in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-267.

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