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First Firefly Lawsuit to be filed after 90 get Salmonella in Las Vegas

Las Vegas residents will file a lawsuit (Download Complaint) against Firefly, the Las Vegas restaurant the Southern Nevada Health District identified as the source of an 86-person Salmonella outbreak in late April.  The couple is represented by Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, and Las Vegas-based attorney Craig Murphy of Murphy & Murphy Law Offices.

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According to the lawsuit, the Salomons ate at Firefly restaurant on April 23.  They shared tapas with friends and Tzahi’s brother, who was visiting from Israel.  Both husband and wife allege that they fell ill with Salmonella infections the day after eating food at the restaurant.  Tzahi’s symptoms were so severe that he was treated at the Emergency Room, where he submitted a stool sample that tested positive for Salmonella.

“The Salomons and other people who ate at Firefly did so with the assumption that the food they were eating was safe,” said Bill Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark, who noted that the health department had issued 44 demerits for Firefly and 47 demerits for its sister restaurant, Dragonfly on Paradise, during an environmental inspection prompted by the Salmonella outbreak.

“With the number of food safety violations cited by the health department, it’s no surprise so many customers became sick,” Marler added.

Salmonella:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.