Pizza mishap! Bone in the sausage!

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  1. SoleProvider

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    Just letting everyone know-1 inch piece of bone in italian sausage from a pizza company in Michigan. Watch out. Cracked my back molar in to pieces! Cant believe it.:mad: Im thinking of calling them to complain-I dont normally complain to any company about anything but maybe they need to know.[​IMG] What do you think?
     
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  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    You do need to let them know. You can ask them to pay for your dental but if it was a delivery pizza it's hard to prove. But at least they will know to check a bit more carefully.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, at least have them (or the company that manufactured the sausage) pay the dental expenses.
     
  4. SoleProvider

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    :Well I have both the pieces of tooth and the bone still. I just cant believe this. Im not sure what they will be able to do with the tooth other than a root canal.:rolleyes
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'll agree that there shouldn't have been bone in the sausage but many times the cracks can extend into the root and you end up losing the tooth.

    I'd get in to see your dentist as soon as you can. Save the pieces and the piece of bone to show to your dentist. If you are going to ask the company to pay for your dental bill you should keep the evidence so that your dentist can verify for you.

    I've seen few companies actually follow through and pay. Sometimes they will have an insurance company just settle with you.

    I must say though that as a dentist, I have seen situations where the patient thought that a broken tooth was the fault of something they ate or something else... often times the tooth already had a crack or underlying decay. A dentist (or insurance company) will often be able to tell with an x-ray or intraoral photo.

    Good luck.
     
  6. SoleProvider

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    Oh I completely know that Im not in it for the money just thinking I should call them up.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I learned how to complain professionally from my mother.

    Call. Be civil. Be honest. Be clear. If your complaint isn't heard, move up the food chain until you feel it has been resolved (either via a sincere apology or offer to pay the dental).
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Give them a call, tell them what happened.. (it'd be best if you'd already seen your dentist.)

    Take pics of the tooth pieces and the bone etc....

    Ask them if they'll compensate you for your dental work. It never hurts to ask.

    I hope you only need a crown.
     
  9. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    You should definitely let them know. If I owned the business, I'd DEFINITELY want to know that happened! And maybe they'll do the right thing.

    As I understand it, something like a bone in meat is not usually actionable in small claims, because one might "reasonably expect" to find bone where there is meat (I know, but that's the way it seems to work). It seems to usually have to be a material that is wholly foreign, like say if metal shavings from machinery gets into some food, or something like that.
     
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    My dh is over in Iraq with the military and something similar happened to him...he was eating creamy noodles and bit into something hard and his back tooth cracked and he needed a crown.

    But over there the dentist, who happened to be a Col., did a temp. fix and he'll have to get a crown when he gets back in the states where they have the ability & material to do it right.

    I asked him what was it? He said, he didn't really know...he just ran out with a chunk of tooth and went immediately to the dentist.

    [​IMG]

    At least he's covered..insurance wise. Thank the Lord.

    And I'd definately call and expect something to be done by the co. and go see your dentist!

    me,
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