Defense verdict for FirstHealth
Raleigh, NC : September 7, 2007
After four days of trial in Richmond County, North Carolina, a jury rendered a defense verdict for FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. This is an action in which plaintiff alleged that she was injured as a result of a screw found in some banana pudding she was given while at FirstHealth. Plaintiff alleged that FirstHealth caused her injury by negligently producing banana pudding with a screw in it and failing to use reasonable care in inspecting its kitchen and the food it produced there. Plaintiff alleged she was injured when she bit down on the screw and, as a result, has been forced to undergo extensive dental treatment, including dental implants.