Personal Injury Law
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It was certainly legitimate for you to go to the emergency room to check for any problems. Therefore, the restaurant should pay the hospital bill. From what you state here, you did not suffer any pain and suffering, but certainly you suffered from emotional distress. You can not collect for developing a fear of rice unless you pay to see a therapist to rid yourself of the phobia. Assuming you do not do this and suffer no additional ill effects, I would ask for double the amount of the hospital bill.