The Herald – KFC has been ordered to pay $8 million damages by a judge who found a young Sydney girl was left severely brain damaged after eating a Twister chicken wrap. The family of Monika Samaan successfully sued the fast food giant, claiming the source of her salmonella poisoning was a Twister. Her father told the NSW Supreme Court he bought the wrap on October 24, 2005, at the KFC outlet at Villawood, in Sydney’s west. While Monika, her parents and her brother ended up in hospital with salmonella poisoning, the then seven-year-old was left severely brain damaged and is effectively now a quadriplegic. Today, Justice Stephen Rothman ordered KFC to pay $8 million damages plus legal costs. Last Friday, he found KFC had breached its duty of care to the young girl. In a statement, the family’s lawyer George Vlahakis said the family had been very relieved that the battle was over but was now very distressed by the appeal announcement. “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 said it believed the evidence showed KFC did not cause the tragedy and indicated it will appeal the decision but is yet to do so.
Oh give me a break. I mean there are times I’ve eaten KFC and spent an hour or two on the bowl spewing straight flames from my asshole and you don’t see me suing my namesake. I’m pretty sure after a session like that in the bathroom I leave a little bit brain damaged. I can barely walk after that either. After lunch and some KFC chicken shits I’m like Stephen fucking Hawking. Its a risk you willingly take when you chow down on some fast food. Like every time I finish a burrito from Taco Bell I go get tested for AIDS. Its just a hazard that comes with the territory. Can’t go suing every McDonalds and Wendys and KFC that fucks with your body.