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I did not go the ER or to the doctor due to the fact that I don't have insurance or the money to pay for the doctor's visit however, I did contact the doctor to let them know. I received a call from the district manager today and he did ask what can they do for me. I wanted to know if I can ask for monetary compensation, if so what will be a reasonable amount. If he decline the amount, what could be my next step, is if late to file a law suit. I did inform the manager that the product made me sick.
On Saturday, my brother in law purchased Bottles and James beverages from Rite Aid. As I drank it, it didnt taste right to me but I though it was because I wasn't use to that flavor. After a few more swallows my stomach began to hurt. My sister poured it out and said it smelled spoiled. We checked the expiration date and it expired in 2011. Saturday night, my stomach ached a little. On sunday I was had nausea and a little vomiting. Monday I had diarreah and couldn't eat or drink all day. Tuesday a little pain in my stomach, emailed consultadoc which is on the back of my discount card, since I don't have health insurance to let them know what was going on and I took some medication that I previously had. I called the corporate office and explained what happened. Today I received the call from the District Manager and explained the situation to him. He asked what could they do for me and I told him I will call back tomorrow.
Do you think 3000 is too much in a situation where I did not go to the doctor?
You have been most helpful and I greatly appreciate it. Tomorrow, when I speak to the District Manager, Do I say that I would like a monetary compensation of......., How would I word it?
Once I say that, if he doesn't accept, can I then get legal representation or will it be too late? Do I inform him? How long does a case like this usually take to settle? It also involves 2 other people that had the beverage as well.
Im sorry, I think this is the last question. Do you think I have a good case since I waited this long and I did not go to the doctor?
This happened on Saturday 4-20-13
I will go tomorrow. Thank you so much
Im back, I forgot to ask you a question, The district manager asked for the product back, should I wait before bringing him the product? Also, I did contact some attorney's and they are mostly saying that they don't deal with my situation due to there not being an injury, I assume because I didn't go to the doctor so I will be going to the doctor tomorrow.
I went to the doctor. As far as my case, the pharmacy said that my claim has been forwarded to risk management on 4-24-13, what does that mean? I have not heard from them yet.
So will they be the people that I speak to in order to request compensation
Will they tell me what they can do for me or would I have to tell them my request first
One would have to negotiate with them just like we discussed earlier. You begin the process.
Ok, I went to the doctor, has labs and had to go to the hospital for a stomach ultrasound. I am on 2 antibiotics, 1 nausea meds and cream for a rash that I have. I would like to request 8,000. Do you think that is too much to ask for without legal representation
Thank you so much for your time and attention. You continually exude professionalism. Thank you for your help.
Ely, I heard from Risk Management and they stated the company that make the beverage that made me sick stated that the beverage has a shelf life of 3 years, what does that mean. According to the beverage, it expired in 2011. They also asked me to return the beverage to the store, should I?
They said they don't pay medical, I have to go through my health insurance and asked if I was looking to be compensated and I said yes. They said that the will look into this further then get back in contact with me. Is there a time frame in which I can obtain an attorney if I should have to?
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