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Camp Meeker woman sues McDonald's over Chicken McNugget injury

A Camp Meeker woman is suing McDonald's after she said she bit into a Chicken McNugget and cracked her tooth on something hard, possibly a bone.

Sara Binder, 30, is seeking damages from the fast-food chain as well as Bay Area franchise owner Robert Mendes and Tyson Foods Inc. that her lawyer said could climb into the millions of dollars.

Her suit stems from a 2010 trip to the Sebastopol McDonald's drive-up window. Binder said she bought a 20-piece McNuggets meal for herself, her daughter and husband and pulled to a nearby parking lot to eat.

That's when she said she bit into something that broke her molar.

"It was just hard like a rock," she said, recounting the experience in her lawyer's office Wednesday.

Within minutes, Binder said she returned to McDonald's with the half-eaten McNugget, her cracked tooth and the object.

She said she handed the items to an employee named Yolanda Flores who promised to look into the matter and get back to her.

But Binder said days passed without any word from Flores or McDonald's. Finally, she reached a company official who offered her $1,000 to cover her dental costs, she said.

Binder said she didn't accept it, in part because she lost a second molar and had racked up a bill of more than $14,000.

Also, she was pregnant and couldn't be X-rayed, she said.

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