Unfortunately it appears that the restaurant was careless and because of that you had a horrible experience. However, if you did not require medical treatment you do not have special damages. (Special damages are documentable expenses such as medical expenses and loss of earnings.) In the absence of special damages, a jury is unlikely to award much, if any general damages (e.g., pain and suffering). Because of this, it is probably not worthwhile to file a lawsuit. However, I certainly would speak to the managment of the restaurant. They will likely offer some sort of concession, such as a gift certificate or discount coupon.
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