Doctor sues restaurant over an artichoke

November 19th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Miami, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Restaurants should from now on ensure that they provide a manual of how to eat the various meals that are on their menu. At least that will ensure that they are not sued by the customers later.

A doctor feels that a restaurant should have warned him that when you are eating an artichoke, you don’t need to eat the hard, pointy leaves of the food. The doctor, Arturo Carvjal ended up at the hospital after he ate the hard and leafy part of the meal. He developed severe abdominal pain and discomfort after he gulped down the meal.

He is now suing the restaurant for his troubles. He has asked the court for more than $15,000 in damages. The court papers cite Houston’s Restaurant, its parent Hillstone Restaurant Group and the general manager of the restaurant as the defendants in the case.

He claims in the court papers that the restaurant’s waiters should have asked him if he was familiar with eating the vegetable before serving him. His lawyer seemed to agree with that notion. He argued that, “People might think that as a doctor, he’d know how to eat one. But he was thinking it was like a food he might have eaten in his native Cuba, where you eat everything on the plate”.

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