Eliza Walker Oct. 18, 2013, 4:53pm

NEW ORLEANS – A man filed suit against Landry’s Seafood House after he allegedly bit into a pearl or some other hard object in a fried oyster.

Robert Ford filed suit against Landry’s Seafood House New Orleans Inc. and Midland Seafood Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Aug. 7.

The suit states that on Aug. 7, 2012, the plaintiff was eating at Landry’s Seafood House and bit into a fried oyster that had not been properly cleaned, and encountered a pearl or some other hard object, which injured his teeth and gums upon contact.

The defendants are accused of failing to provide a safe place to eat, failing to properly clean the seafood, failing to warn and failing to discover the object prior to serving.

The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount in damages for physical injury to his teeth, gums, and other body parts, including aggravation of conditions that may have predated the accident, mental pain and economic loss, including medical bills.

The plaintiff is represented by Eulis Simien Jr. of Simien & Simien LLC of Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2013-07431.

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