Today, we filed suit in an outbreak that has largely flown below the radar. In early to mid-July, multiple people suffered confirmed Salmonella infections after eating various mexican dishes from the El Gran Burrito Express location at 1207 South Pulaski Road, Chicago.
Our client, Glorida Molden, ate there on Wednesday July 6, 2011, and began to feel ill with severe gastrointestinal symptoms on July 8. Her symptoms worsened dramatically over the next 24 hours, causing her to seek medical attention at the University of Illinois Medical Center on July 9. She remained hospitalized for treatment of her confirmed Salmonella infection through July 13, 2011.
Once the cluster of illnesses was discovered by local health authorities, the Pulaski road location of El Gran Burrito Express was closed down. No word whether it remains shuttered, or whether the investigating health authorities were able to determine exactly how the food that made a bunch of people sick became contaminated.