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Duty To Instruct How To Properly Eat An Artichoke

I am not a huge fan of artichokes.  Eating them takes too much effort, and I am not very impressed by their taste.  However, I do know how to eat one, and I would expect that if someone asked me to serve him an artichoke, he would also know how to eat one properly, or at least ask for help if he had any questions.

Everyone is a potential litigant.  That is why there are warning labels on just about everything.  Sometimes we laugh at those labels and late night hosts often crack jokes about them, but they often are effective in preventing litigation or at least serve as a defense for manufacturers and distributors of products.  Think an artichoke needs one of those warnings?

A Miami, Florida doctor probably thinks that artichokes need more than a simple warning; maybe something more along the lines of a full instruction booklet.  The doctor is suing Houstons Restaurant for not explaining to him how to properly eat the artichoke he was served.  He ate the outside leaves and subsequently suffered severe abdominal pain and discomfort.  The doctor also claims that that he has suffered disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life.

Marc R. Ginsberg of Mandina & Ginsberg, LLP is representing Plaintiff doctor in his lawsuit.  Complaint embedded below.

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