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KFC is out 8.3 million dollars

Posted by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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http://news.yahoo.com/kfc-ordered-pay-8-3-million-australian-girl-062710563.html


KFC ordered to pay $8.3 million to Australian girl


Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken has been ordered to pay Aus$8 million (US$8.3 million) to an Australian girl who suffered severe brain damage and was paralysed after eating a Twister wrap.

Monika Samaan was seven when she suffered salmonella encephalopathy -- a brain injury linked to food poisoning that also left her with a blood infection and septic shock -- in October 2005.

Several other family members also fell ill and they claimed Samaan's injuries, which include severe cognitive, motor and speech impairment and spastic quadriplegia, were caused by a chicken Twister wrap from a Sydney KFC outlet.

The New South Wales Supreme Court ruled in the family's favour a week ago and on Friday ordered KFC to pay the girl Aus$8 million in damages plus legal costs.

In a statement, the family's lawyer George Vlahakis said they were relieved the battle was over.

"Monika's severe brain damage and severe disability has already exhausted the very limited resources of the family," he said.

"Monika is now a big girl and they are finding it increasingly difficult to lift her and to look after her basic needs as well as look after Monika's younger siblings.

"The compensation ordered is very much needed. KFC have to date been determined that Monika does not receive a cent."

Last week KFC indicated it will appeal the decision but is yet to do so.

During the trial, Justice Stephen Rothman said the chicken became contaminated "because of the failure of one or more employees of KFC" to follow proper preparation rules, which he described as "negligent".

by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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Chelsey191
by Silver Member on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Good, they should pay. Shame on them for trying to stiff a young lady and leave her and her family with a massive burden and no funds to help them through it. Perhaps now they will step up and start paying better attention to their practices and procedures.

Mrs.Winchester
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I hope they get the money.

mommysangelface
by Pagan Princess on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

bump

itsblissmas
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Crazy, huh?!

 

_WC_Mama
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Oh yeah I saw  that on aol,so sad for that girl :-(

I am on Team Ghost Hunters!!happy

ZsMommy
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Not to play devil's advocate here-but do the wraps contain lettuce?

There have been several cases of lettuce being contaminated (and recalled) because of being tainted by samonella.

This may actually have nothing to do with the chicken-It's possible it could have been the lettuce.

mommytothree07
by Silver Member on Apr. 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM

wow

USCmomax4
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM

wow..that's awful.. We do not eat kfc! gross.

mommysangelface
by Pagan Princess on Apr. 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

i love ghost adventures. lmao

Quoting _WC_Mama:

Oh yeah I saw  that on aol,so sad for that girl :-(


mama_cullum
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM
Meh??????


Quoting mommysangelface:

i love ghost adventures. lmao

Quoting _WC_Mama:

Oh yeah I saw  that on aol,so sad for that girl :-(



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